McDonald's worker charged with selling heroin in happy meal boxes
Published on Jan 31, 2014 4:43 AM
PHILADELPHIA (REUTERS) - A McDonald's worker accused of dealing heroin in Happy Meal boxes to customers using the code phrase "I'd like to buy a toy" was being held on bail on Thursday in Pittsburgh, a spokesman for a local prosecutor said.
Police arrested Shantia Dennis, 26, on Wednesday on charges of drug distribution after undercover officers conducted a controlled buy under the Golden Arches, according to a statement from the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office.
They also seized a 50-unit bag of heroin from Dennis as well as 10 units purchased by the plainclothes officers, DA spokesman Mike Manko said.
Drive-thru customers who mentioned the code phrase into the order microphone were directed to the first of two drive-thru windows, where they would be handed a Happy Meal box with heroin inside, Manko said.
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