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Employee arrested after woman finds gram of cocaine in Sonic hot dog

Employee arrested after woman finds gram of cocaine in Sonic hot dog

The woman bit into a hotdog she'd bought from Sonic Drive-In in New Mexico to discover what seemed to be a bag of cocaine

A woman was absolutely disgusted after she bit into a hot dog that she’d bought from a popular fast food restaurant to discover it contained a bag of cocaine.

The incident took place at a Sonic restaurant in Española, New Mexico, and the woman definitely got an extra topping that she didn’t want in her food.

One of the restaurant employees - Jeffrey David Salazar - has since been arrested.

According to police, Celine Gonzales was the unwilling recipient of this bizarre surprise on Tuesday (May 30) when she bit into her ‘Coney’ hot dog to discover that there was a substance wrapped in plastic inside it.

She was horrified, and called the police.

Once they arrived, they performed a ‘field test’ and discovered it was a gram of cocaine.

Jeffrey David Salazar has been arrested.
Española Police Department

Gonzales doesn’t think that she ingested any of the drug after biting into it and spat out the bag immediately, according to the police report.

The police arrested one of the employees at the Sonic Drive-In location, and now he’s facing a felony charge for possession of a controlled substance, according to a press release from the Española Police Department.

54-year-old Jeffrey David Salazar was reportedly observed on the restaurant’s surveillance cameras, and it was discovered that he seemed to conduct ‘what appeared to be a hand-to-hand transaction with a female employee’ in the kitchen.

After making some food back in the kitchen, the arrest warrant affidavit states that Salazar then began frantically scouring around ‘as if he lost something’.

Police noted that his ‘body language suddenly changes’ at one stage in the footage, possibly as he realised that he’d lost the cocaine.

According to that arrest warrant, Salazar reportedly admitted to the police that he’d bought the cocaine in the parking lot of the restaurant.

Police have claimed that he ‘inadvertently placed’ placed the ‘illegal narcotics’ into the Coney hot dog – which is supposed to be a hot dog covered in chilli and cheese – before realising his mistake and searching for it.

There are more than 3,500 Sonic Drive-In locations across the USA.
Barry Fowler/Alamy Stock Photo

The police have also put on record their thanks to the management at the Sonic Drive-In restaurant, who they said provided an ‘immediate response’ when they learned about what had happened in the case.

Española Police Department said that the restaurant’s management aided their investigation quickly by providing the surveillance footage that they needed to review in order to get to the bottom of the situation.

There are more than 3,500 Sonic Drive-In locations across the USA.

UNILAD has contacted Sonic Drive-In for a comment.

Featured Image Credit: KOB via NBC News

Topics: US News, Crime, Drugs, Food and Drink