‘It’s not a diet’ as ‘monster energy drink’ hits stores
An Ohio man was arrested on Wednesday after police say he admitted to selling a product on the Internet that contained more than 10 times the amount of caffeine and alcohol that is allowed in a standard diet soda.
According to the Hamilton County Jail, James D. Huggins, 54, was arrested in Hamilton, Ohio, on charges of interstate trafficking in alcohol and tampering with physical evidence.
According in court documents, Huggs admitted to the sale of a product containing more than 20 times the allowable amount of the stimulant caffeine and the amount that is acceptable in a diet soda, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
The products contain 0.5 grams of caffeine per 100 milliliters, according to the indictment.
It is unclear whether Huggson is charged with a crime related to the “Monster Energy Drink,” or whether he will face any other charges.
The product sold by Huggens, called Monster Energy, is marketed under the name “Energy Drink” and has the name of the “Taste of Monster.”
The company says it is a “natural, natural flavor.”
In addition to the stimulants, the drink is marketed as having “clean energy.”