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Heroin sold in McDonald's Happy Meals

30 January 2014, 08:40

Pittsburgh - An employee of a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh was charged on Wednesday with selling heroin in child-oriented Happy Meals to customers using the coded request "I'd like to order a toy".

Authorities made the arrest after an informant told them that an employee was selling the drug.

Customers looking for heroin were instructed to go through the drive-thru and say, "I'd like to order a toy", said Mike Manko, spokesperson for district attorney Stephen A Zappala Jr. The customer would then drive to the window, hand over the money and get a Happy Meal box containing heroin in exchange, Manko said.

Undercover agents set up a drug buy and arrested Shania Dennis, aged 26. Dennis denied wrongdoing to reporters as she was being led away in handcuffs.

Authorities said they found 10 bags of heroin in a Happy Meal box and recovered another 50 bags from the suspect.

- AP


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