Two employees of a McDonald’s in Maine are facing drug charges after a customer found a prescription medication used to treat opioid addiction inside her son’s Happy Meal box.
Mom Shirlee Marchesseault said her “blood was boiling” when she discovered Suboxone packets nestled alongside her 11-year-old’s toy and McNuggets, News Center Maine reported.
“I didn’t even know what to do,” Marchesseault told the outlet about the June 30 incident.
Auburn Police on Wednesday alleged that one of the fast food workers had illegally sold the drugs to the other — who then unknowingly dropped them into the kid’s meal.
Investigators found that the packets had allegedly fallen out of employee Michael Sevey’s shirt pocket as he was manning the drive-thru window of the Auburn restaurant.
Sevey, 43, allegedly got the Suboxone from another staffer, 23-year-old Mariah Grant.
Sevey was charged with unlawful possession of drugs, and Grant was charged with unlawful drug trafficking.
Both are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 3. It was unclear on Wednesday if the two had retained attorneys.
With Post wires