By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Jan 29, 2014
A McDonald’s employee has been arrested for allegedly selling heroin inside of Happy Meals.
Shantia Dennis worked at the McDonalds in East Liberty near Pittsburgh. And while she denies the charges, police say she sold Happy Meals for $82, $2 for the toy and $80 for the heroin inside.
Police say anybody who wanted to buy the drug simply pulled up to the drive thru, ordered a Happy Meal and then used the code words “I’d like to order a toy.” Police also said customers had to ask for a boy’s toy.
Dennis is the second Pittsburgh-area McDonalds worker in two weeks to be arrested for allegedly selling heroin on the job. But authorities say Dennis’ actions were especially dangerous because she was using a kids meal to push the product.