WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - A Pennsylvania woman is accused of using a McDonald's drive-thru window to sell heroin along with Happy Meals. }}" />

   
 
 
Woman Accused Of Selling Heroin With Happy Meals

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 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.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A local family's labor of love is an exciting stop for trick- or-treaters on Halloween Full Story
Image1 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington will be the new site of Tough Mudder Ohio. Full Story
 
Image1 Flood prevention and lead- based paint removal from homes were the main topics of discussion during the latest meeting of Richland CODA, which is short for County Organizations for Disaster Assistance. Full Story
Image1 Friendly House annual Coats for Kids giveaway will be held Nov. 8. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Friendly House holding annual Coats for Kids giveaway

Mansfield Woman Featured On Hit Reality Show

Trick or Treat & Parade Draws a Crowd

Task Force arrests fugitive wanted for rape

Crawford County Hiring Fair Draws Job-Seekers

Judge Candidate Phil Naumoff Speaks To Local Democrats

Tree Cut Down, Damaging Headstones At Historical Cemetery

Jack Hanna's show coming to the Renaissance

Big Red Bookshelf Book Fair coming to Ontario

Spaghetti Bowl Raises Money,Excitement for Mansfield Rivalry

More News