January 30, 2014 2:18 pm -

It’s not called a happy meal for nothing, as one McDonald’s employee allegedly used the boxes to sell heroin.

Shantia Marie Dennis, 26, of East Pittsburgh, was arrested after the district attorney’s Narcotics Enforcement Team received a tip from an informant that heroin was being sold out of the McDonald’s at The Village of Eastside shopping center, prompting officers from Swissvale, North Versailles and McKees Rocks to stage the operation Wednesday afternoon.

“The way that the deals would happen is that the customer looking for heroin was instructed to go through the drive-thru and say, ‘I’d like to order a toy,’?” wrote Mike Manko, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office, in an email. “The customer would then be told to proceed to the first window where they would be handed a Happy Meal box containing heroin.”

D.B. Hirsch
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