A McDonald’s manager was arrested on Wednesday for reportedly serving meals with a side of cocaine.
WPIX reported that Frank Guerrero, 26, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly making eight cocaine sales to two undercover officers. New York City prosecutors said Guerrero sold the cops nearly $10,900 worth of cocaine.
Guerrero has worked at the Bronx McDonald’s for eight years. Prosecutors said he would unlock the restaurant doors so he could sell drugs late at night, according to the New York Daily News.
Authorities claimed he concealed the cocaine in a soap dispenser in the restaurant’s bathroom and would sell the contraband with orders he filled. During one transaction, Guerrero allegedly took a break to sell $6,250 worth of cocaine to the undercover officer in the bathroom, the New York Post reported.
A second incident supposedly involved the McDonald’s manager slipping the cocaine into a cookie bag, which he then placed in a larger order of two cheeseburgers, a soda, and fries.
“Guerrero’s conduct was so blatant, it would be comical if he weren’t committing a serious narcotics crime,” Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan commented.
“Ordering coke took on an entirely different meaning on the night shift at this McDonald’s.”
Police purportedly unearthed 200 grams of cocaine and $5,300 in Guerrero’s apartment. His 2-year-old son and Leidy Cabral Castillo, the child’s mother, were home when officers executed the search warrant, WPIX reported.
Police arrested Guerrero at 5 a.m. Wednesday as he completed his shift. No other McDonald’s employees were taken into custody.
The Bronx man was hit with multiple charges, including criminal possession of an illegal substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia, unlawfully dealing with a child, and criminal sale of a controlled substance.
The boy’s mother was also arrested and charged with criminal possession of an illegal substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia, and unlawfully dealing with a child.
Tony Rodriguez, the owner of the McDonald’s franchise where Guerrero worked, told WNBC that he’s cooperating with the NYPD in their investigation.
“The actions of this employee are unacceptable and will not be tolerated in my organization,” he said.
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