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Subway Worker Accused of Poisoning Cop's Drink at Drive-Thru


A teenage fast food worker was arrested this week and charged with poisoning a police officer's drink.

Tanis Ukena, 18, was arrested after Layton Police say he put THC—the active ingredient in marijuana—and methamphetamine into the drink of one of their sergeants on Monday.

Ukena was working the drive-thru window of a Subway restaurant when he allegedly stepped out of view of the surveillance camera with something in his hand, then served the uniformed sergeant a drink.

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The sergeant pulled away and immediately felt impaired, KUTV reported. When he pulled up to a red light, he reportedly struggled to find the brake. At the station, he couldn't answer questions posed by colleagues, according to a probable cause statement.

Police say they don't know why Ukena allegedly drugged the drink.

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Subway responded with a press release, which read: 

"We are shocked by these charges. Our thoughts are with the Sergeant and his family and we are hoping for a quick recovery. The restaurant owners are working closely with the police in their investigation and will take appropriate action.

"As this is still an active police investigation, we cannot provide any further information and must refer further questions to the police."

Ukena was held in the Davis County jail on $10,000 bond. 

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