An 11-year-old boy’s Happy Meal at a McDonald’s in Maine contained something that was certainly not in his order last week, police said.
Packets of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, were discovered by the boy’s mother after picking up the order from McDonald’s in Center Street in Auburn on Wednesday, June 30, police said in a statement. Wednesday. Two company employees were arrested.
NewsCenter Maine obtained pictures of the drug packages in the Happy Meal box. The woman, Shirlee Marchesseault, told the NBC affiliate that finding them drove her very mad: her “blood was boiling”.
An investigation determined that the drugs fell from employee Michael Sevey’s shirt pocket as he held the drive-thru window, police said. Mariah Grant, 29, reportedly sold Suboxone at age 43 at the start of their shift.
Parents are cautioned against fake prescription pills that could contain lethal amounts of fentanyl.
“The employee bent down to retrieve something from behind the counter, as the prescription and pen fell from the shirt pocket, landing in the ‘Happy Meal’ box. The employee did not know. that the order was later missing from the shirt. in the shift, when the incident was brought to the store’s attention, ”police said in the statement, noting that McDonald’s management had cooperated in their investigation.
Grant was charged with the felony of drug trafficking and Sevey was charged with the misdemeanor of drug possession. They were both scheduled to appear in court on November 3; it was not immediately clear whether either of them had a lawyer.