Two McDonald’s employees charged after drugs found in Happy Meal

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Two McDonald’s employees in the United States have been charged after a mother allegedly found drugs in her son’s Happy Meal.

Shirlee Marchesseault was left fuming after allegedly finding the prescription medication – used to treat opioid addiction – alongside her son’s McNuggets.

Marchesseault said she had never heard of Suboxone, but quickly did an online search and learnt it was a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction.

“The Suboxone was, like, on the bottom of the box,” Marchesseault said. “You could see the white packets sticking out.”

She said she didn’t discover the drugs until she had left the McDonald’s outlet in the US state of Maine. She was checking the box for her child’s toy after her son had eaten most of his meal.

Shirlee Marchesseault was left fuming after allegedly finding the prescription medication – used to treat opioid addiction – inside the box. Credit: Supplied
“I didn’t even know what to do at that point, so I called the police.”
“I didn’t even know what to do at that point, so I called the police.” Credit: Supplied

“My blood was boiling,” Marchesseault said. “I didn’t even know what to do at that point, so I called the police.”

Marchesseault said she went back to the restaurant, where an officer met her to take a statement.

Maine police have deemed the incident as an accident after reviewing the security footage.

The packets of Suboxone had allegedly fallen from an employee’s shirt pocket as he was manning the drive-through, News Center Maine reported.

Police allege another employee illegally sold him the medication.

One man has been charged with unlawful possession of drugs and another with unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Both men are expected to appear in court later in the year.

– With NBC

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