A Texas tween was in for an unexpected — and illicit surprise — during a recent trip to a local Sonic. After helping her kid brother, 4, open his kids meal, the 11-year-old found a single ecstasy tablet included in the combo.
"[The girl] actually asked her parents, 'Is this candy?'" Taylor Police Chief Henry Fluck told local NBC affiliate KXAN.
After her parents confirmed that no, it was not candy, the family took the entire meal to the police department. A field test would determine the extra addition to the meal was in fact ecstasy, also known as MDMA.
"Of course when they came to the police department, they were very upset, and we understand why," Fluck said.
Police went to Taylor, Texas Sonic location to investigate, and ended up arresting three employees on separate charges.
Manager Tanisha Dancer was taken into custody on a felony theft warrant. A correctional officer at the Williamson County Jail would later find three ecstasy pills hidden in her clothing.
Dancer now faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance and endangering a child, local news outlet KVUE reports.
Police also arrested employee Jose Molina, 22, after finding him in possession of marijuana and Jonathan Roberson, 35, who was wanted on four outstanding warrants for theft by check, driving with an invalid license, failure to appear and bond forfeiture.
"This is an unusual incident," Fluck told KVUE. "It seems like they didn't do a good job of vetting their employees very well."
[Photo Credits: Williamson County Jail]
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