A manager of a McDonald’s in the Bronx, New York, was arrested this week for selling cocaine to customers with their burgers and McNuggets.
Frank Guerrero, 26, had worked at the McDonald’s for eight years until he was arrested for selling $10,900 worth of cocaine in a police sting called, “Operation Off The Menu,” after a three month investigation.
Authorities said, “Guerrero stashed the cocaine on a soap dispenser in the restaurant’s bathroom before his shift started, and peddled cocaine and crack with the burgers he sold,” according to the New York Daily News.
Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan told the paper, “Guerrero’s conduct was so blatant, it would be comical if he weren’t committing a serious narcotics crime. Ordering coke took on an entirely different meaning on the night shift at this McDonald’s.”
McClatchy News Service reports, “Guerrero has been charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawfully dealing with a child.”
In one transaction Guerrero allegedly sold police $6,250 worth of cocaine, selling a total of $10,900 to undercover officers in eight transactions.
When police raided his home ” they found 200 grams of cocaine and $5,300 in cash. The cash was stashed in a dresser inside his 2-year-old child’s playroom.”
The child’s mother, who was in the home at the time of the raid, “was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawfully dealing with a minor.”
The franchise owner, Tony Rodriguez, released a statement saying, “The actions of this employee are unacceptable and will not be tolerated in my organization.”