McDonald’s Manager Arrested for Selling Drugs Out of Cookie Bags at 24 Hour Location
A McDonald’s manager was arrested for selling cocaine while serving food.
Authorities arrested him after he sold cocaine to them when the main entrance was supposed to be closed. He would open the counter and seating area after hours to allow drug customers to enjoy their food and buy drugs instead of using the drive thru, New York Post reported.
“The conduct was so blatant it would be comical if he weren’t committing a serious narcotics crime,” said Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan. “Ordering coke took on an entirely different meaning on the night shift at this McDonald’s.”
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The McDonald’s where 26-year-old night shift manager Frank Guerrero worked was located in the Soundview section of the Bronx, in New York City. He sold undercover police $10,900 in drugs on eight separate occasions, Daily News reported.
The three-month investigation was called “Operation Off the Menu.” Authorities ordered increasing amounts of drugs in subsequent visits to the 24 hour McDonald’s location. Guerrero dispensed the drugs using various means.
I've found a lot of stuff in my Mcdonalds. Not crack cocaine.
A NYC Mcdonalds manager arrested for selling 11k of it to undercover officer pic.twitter.com/Uqak995eqN
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In some cases he hid the drugs in a soap dispenser. In others he put them in cookie bags that sat alongside burgers and fries. Police raided Guerrero’s home and found 200 grams of cocaine and $5,300 in cash. His 2-year-old son was present at the time of the raid, along with his girlfriend, Leidy Cabral Castillo.
Police found the drugs in a dresser in the playroom of Guerrero’s son. Guerrero faces numerous counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance. He and his girlfriend also face multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully dealing with a child. Guerrero worked at the McDonald’s location for eight years.
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In June, Kiro 7 reported on Papa John’s Pizza employees who sold drugs out of pizza boxes in the parking lot. They were in a Washington state location of the pizza chain. Five people were arrested. Police called the investigation “Operation Extra Olives.”
Two employees, including an a manager, were arrested at a New Hampshire Burger King in January for selling marijuana to people who asked for “extra crispy fries.” They were arrested after an undercover officer asked for extra crispy fries, and received his food along with a coffee cup filled with marijuana, Vice reported.