McDonald’s Worker Arrested for Drug Trafficking Heroin at Drive-Thru

Pennsylvania McDonald’s Worker Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges for Selling Heroin at Drive-Thru

Mcdonald'sA former McDonald’s employee in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been arrested on drug trafficking charges for selling heroin through the McDonald’s drive-thru window.

The District Attorney Narcotics Enforcement Team received information about the drug trafficking that occurred at a McDonald’s in East Liberty.

Shania Dennis reportedly sold bags of heroin to customers in Happy Meal boxes. Customers who were interested in the narcotic could, according to police reports, drive up to the drive-thru and say, “I’d like to order a toy.” They would then drive to the first drive-thru window, where they would pay for a Happy Meal box containing heroin.

Officers from the Narcotics division, along with county officers from surrounding counties, were able to set up a controlled buy on Wednesday, January 29th.

Police say they recovered 10-stamp heroin bags inside their Happy Meal box, then another 50 bags were taken off of Dennis.

Investigators do not know how long the drug trafficking practice has been going on at this McDonald’s. However, earlier in January, another McDonald’s employee in Murrysville, PA was also arrested on drug trafficking charges for selling heroin.

According to detectives, there is no evidence suggesting that the heroin trafficking out of either McDonald’s location was related to the epidemic of heroin overdose deaths that are plaguing Pittsburgh.

Penalties for Drug Trafficking in South Carolina

The penalties for a drug trafficking conviction in South Carolina are severe. Your rights, freedom, and future are at stake.

Defendants facing drug penalties in South Carolina can be punished with a monetary fine and mandatory minimum sentences of up to life in prison with no chance of parole, depending on:

•       the amount of drugs involved

•       whether the case is brought in state or federal district court, and

•       how many prior drug offenses a defendant has.

Trafficking charges are based upon the weight of the drug you are in possession of:

•       Ten grams of cocaine

•       Four grams of heroin

•       Ten pounds of marijuana

Penalties for drug trafficking can include a minimum sentencing of 25 years. Trafficking and distribution offenses are considered violent, no-parole offenses and a conviction can certainly have you serving the full time you are sentenced to.

The Strom Law Firm Can Help with Drug Charges

Drug charges, including methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or prescription drugs, need to be examined from every angle, and in many cases are subject to mandatory minimum sentences. Aggressive representation can protect your future. Drug crime charges and drug busts in South Carolina are very serious. The drug possession and drug trafficking lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC,  include a former United States Attorney and Richland County Assistant Solicitor, a former Public Defender, and a former Assistant Attorney General and Richland County Assistant Solicitor. Mr. Strom has been given an AV-Rating, the highest ranking possible, from the respected legal guide Martindale-Hubble. If you have been charged with possession, trafficking, or manufacturing drugsthe attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today by calling (803)252-4800.

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