Burger King Employees Arrested For Selling Pot Through Drive-Thru

Burger King Employees Arrested For Selling Pot Through Drive-Thru

By Keri Blakinger 02/01/17

Customers who used the phrase “fries extra crispy” would receive a small amount of weed with their order.

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Garrett Norris and Meagan Dearborn
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Two Burger King employees in New Hampshire are facing drug charges after police say they used the drive-thru window as a drug-dealing hotspot. 

Garrett Norris, 20, and Meagan Dearborn, 19, used “fries extra crispy” as the secret code to shell out small amounts of pot to customers, authorities allege. 

The pair was arrested after an undercover sting on Jan. 21, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. “We don’t know how long it’s been going on,” Epping Police Chief Michael Wallace said, adding that cops have heard other allegations of drive-thru drug sales. 

Customers looking for a little something extra with the meal would pull up to the Burger King and ask for “nasty boy,” which police say was a reference to Norris. If he was at the job, customers could ask for “fries extra crispy” to get a small amount of marijuana with their order, which they'd pay for at the second window.

Dearborn later claimed that she just handed over the food and had no idea what her co-worker had stashed in it. “I didn’t know what was going on, but since I took the order and gave them the food they charged me,” she told the Union Leader. She said she knew nothing about the “fries extra crispy” code. 

Dearborn, a shift manager, was charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled drug and unlawful possession of alcohol; the underage minor was found with alcohol at the time of her arrest. 

Norris was hit with charges for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. They were both released and are slated for arraignment at the end of February. 

This isn’t the first time a fast-food chain has made the news for supposedly shady dealings at the drive-thru. In 2014, a McDonald’s worker in Pittsburgh accused of selling smack in Happy Meals was arrested on a series of drug charges, according to CNN

Undercover police in Allegheny County scooped up Shantia Dennis, 26, after a controlled buy and bust recovered 60 bags of heroin and a small amount of weed. 

Police ran through the drive-thru and used the code phrase: “I’d like to order a toy.” When they received their order, it included 10 stamped bags of heroin, police said. 

Dennis was hit with two counts of possession, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of prohibited acts of delivery and one count of possession with intent to deliver. 

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Keri Blakinger is a former drug user and current reporter living in Texas. She covers breaking news for the Houston Chronicle and previously worked for the New York Daily News and the Ithaca Times. She has written about drugs and criminal justice for the Washington Post, Salon, Quartz and more. She loves dogs and is not impressed by rodeo food. Find Keri on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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