An ecstasy pill discovered inside a kid’s meal burger led to the arrest of three Sonic Drive-In employees in Texas, authorities said.
An 11-year-old girl was helping her younger brother, 4, unwrap a burger purchased from a Taylor Sonic Drive-In when she discovered a small pill between the buns, Taylor Police Department said in a statement.
"When she opened the wrapping, she noticed a pill. Being an 11-year-old, she asked her parents if this was candy," Police Chief Henry Fluck said in a statement, according to KTRK.
Their parents brought the meal to the police station, and it tested positive for ecstasy, police said.
Manager Tanisha Dancer, 30, was fired from her job and arrested, and allegedly had three more pills hidden in her clothing when she was booked at Williamson County Jail, authorities said. She has been charged with endangering a child and delivering a controlled substance.
Dancer has not yet entered a plea, and her next court date is Jan. 22. InsideEdition.com’s request for comment from her lawyer has not yet been returned. She is currently being held at the Williamson County Jail in lieu of $37,500 bond.
Two other employees at the location, Jonathan Roberson, 35, and Jose Molina, 22, were also arrested for charges unrelated to the pills allegedly discovered.
Roberson was wanted on four outstanding warrants, including possession of marijuana, driving without a license and theft, and is being held at the Williamson County Jail in lieu of $29,000 bond.
Molina was charged with possession of marijuana and was released on a $1,500 bond.
Sonic emphasized the store was an independent franchise and will continue to cooperate with authorities in the investigation, according to People.
“The franchisee takes guest safety and food safety very seriously. Local police are investigating this incident, and the franchisee is cooperating with police in their investigation,” the chain said in a statement.
The Taylor Police Department said the incident has been reported to the Texas Department of Health and believes the location is no longer a risk to public safety.