PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh drug detectives say they arrested a McDonalds worker who was selling heroin in happy meals.
The District Attorney Narcotics Enforcement team received information that the employee was selling the heroin at the McDonalds restaurant at 6361 Penn Avenue in the Bakery Square section of East Liberty.
Undercover agents, along with officers from Swissvale, North Versailles, and McKees Rocks were able to set up a controlled buy at the restaurant Wednesday afternoon.
Officers say customers looking for heroin were instructed to go through the drive-through and say “I’d like to order a toy.”
The customer would then be told to proceed to the first window where they would be handed a happy meal box containing heroin.
The customer would pay for the transaction at the first window and leave without having to stop at the second window.
It is unknown at this point how long this process had been going on or how many like transactions may have taken place prior to today.
Employee Shania Dennis from East Pittsburgh was arrested in the bust.