Police arrested three employees at a Sonic Drive-In in Taylor, Texas, after an 11-year-old girl found an ecstasy pill Thursday in a meal for her 4-year-old brother, said Taylor Police Chief Henry Fluck.
The girl was unwrapping the child’s meal ordered for her younger brother at the restaurant at 1700 N. Main St. when she found the pill in a hamburger wrapper, Fluck said Friday. “She thought it was candy,” he said.
Her parents were suspicious and brought the entire meal to the Taylor Police Department, where the pill tested positive for ecstasy, according to a police news release.
“The parents were very upset,” said Fluck. He said there have been no other reports of drugs being placed in food at the restaurant.
The manager of the Sonic, Tanisha Dancer, 30, of Taylor, was originally arrested after the pill was discovered for an outstanding warrant out of Guadalupe County for a parole violation in a larceny case, the news release said. Correctional officers searching her at the Williamson County Jail found three ecstasy pills on her that looked like the one found in a hamburger wrapper, Fluck said.
Following the search, Dancer was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.
The two other Sonic employees arrested were Jonathan Roberson, 35, and Jose Molina, 22, both of Taylor. Roberson was wanted on three outstanding warrants from Travis County for theft by check, driving while license invalid and bail jumping, the release said. It said he was also arrested on an outstanding warrant from Brownwood for bond forfeiture.
Molina was arrested for possession of marijuana that was found at the drive-in, Fluck said. Taylor police notified the Texas Department of Health, the owner of the Sonic and Sonic’s corporate offices, the release said.
A spokesperson for Sonic’s corporate offices did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.
Sonic has fired Dancer, according to the police news release. Officers are continuing to investigate the case and additional charges are pending, it said.