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Woman Accused Of Selling Heroin With Happy Meals

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  Originally Published on: 1/30/2014

A Pennsylvania woman is accused of using a McDonald's drive-thru window to sell heroin along with Happy Meals. Courtney Brennan reports. A McDonald's Happy Meal costs no more than $2.99, unless you bought it at the McDonald's in East Liberty, Pennsylvania, near Bakery Square and gave the special code word to this woman, Shanita Dennis. "Were you selling heroin in those Happy Meals? asked WPXI Reporter Courtney Brennan. "No I wasn't," replied Dennis. Dennis denies it, but police say she sold Happy Meals, like this one, for $82, $2 for the toy and $80 for the heroin inside. "It surprises the hell out of me, that you can come to McDonald's and get a happy meal and some fries and a bag of dope, man, come on," said Hackee Everett, a McDonald's customer. Investigators say anyone who wanted to buy the drugs simply pulled up to the drive-thru, ordered a Happy Meal, then said 'I'd like to order a toy,' police say you had to ask for a boy's one. "It's sad, it's supposed to be a fast food restaurant but you got fast food and dope, what a gift," says Everett. Dennis is the second McDonald's worker in two weeks to be arrested for allegedly selling heroin on the job. Police caught Theodore Upshaw at the McDonald's in Murrysville. Investigators say Dennis' alleged actions were even more dangerous because she was using a kid's meal to push the deadly product. "It's possible that this could have been given to somebody else with a child in the car who was legitimately buying a Happy Meal and it could have been very dangerous for a child to get this heroin," said Swissvale Police Chief Gregory Geppert. Police say it's unclear how long the operation had been going on.

   
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