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Subway Employee Arrested For Serving Cop Meth And THC-Laced Drink

By McCarton Ackerman 08/12/16

Subway is making headlines for all the wrong reasons...again.

Subway Employee Arrested For Serving Cop Meth And THC-Laced Drink

Less than a year after former company spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years behind bars for a series of child sex crimes, a Utah Subway employee has been arrested for allegedly spiking a police officer’s drink with meth and THC.

The Deseret News reported that 18-year-old Tanis Lloyd Ukena was arrested on Monday as police investigated whether he committed surreptitious administration of a substance, a second-degree felony. Surveillance video from the Subway in the town of Layton shows Ukena preparing the drink for the officer, who was in uniform at the time. A police report says that Ukena spent "what seems to be an unusual amount of time getting it ready to deliver to the sergeant." A sample of the drink reportedly tested positive for meth and THC, police say.

After taking a few sips, the officer, who Davis County officials declined to name, “began feeling the effects of being drugged,” according to the police report. Although he managed to drive himself to the Layton Police Department, the effects of the drugs made him "unable to process information" and he "drifted off, and was unable to focus on questions being asked of him." Layton police said the officer was taken to Davis Hospital and Medical Center, where it was confirmed that he was under the influence.

The officer has since been released from the hospital and is taking a few days to recover before returning to work. Ukena is maintaining his innocence, with a Davis County jail report indicating that he admitted making the beverage but “denied putting anything into the drink.”

Last November, Fogle attempted to blame his child sex crimes on addictions to alcohol, pornography and sex, in addition to laughably blaming his Subway diet. After pleading guilty last year to possession and distribution of child pornography and traveling across state lines for commercial sex with a minor, his attorney Jeremy Margolis said Fogle “traded a horrible food addiction for a horrible sex addiction” and also suffered from alcohol dependence. University of Ottawa forensic psychiatrist John Bradford also attempted to link his hypersexuality to an eating disorder.

However, their case fell on deaf ears. Judge Tanya Walton Pratt sentenced Fogle to 15 years and eight months, three years over the sentence recommended by prosecutors. 

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.

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