Sonic Employee Arrested After Customer Finds Cocaine in Hot Dog

Photo Credit: Espanola Police Department

A Sonic employee was arrested after a customer discovered a cocaine bag in her hot dog, Fox News reports.

Jeffrey David Salazar of New Mexico, who is an employee at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant, was serving customers when he suddenly realized he had misplaced his bag of cocaine. Apparently, a woman who ordered a


from the fast food joint received a bag of cocaine in her meal. 

According to the incident report, the woman notified authorities on Tuesday after

“she bit into her food only to discover she had bitten into a plastic bag,”

according to the Rio Grande Sun. The woman said she believes some of the powdered substance went into her mouth. 

Salazar, 54, can be seen on the store’s surveillance footage frantically looking for what police now know as an illegal substance.

“A ‘field test’ confirmed the substance discovered in the food was cocaine,”

police said.

Salazar was also caught on video surveillance administering

“what appeared to be a hand-to-hand transaction with a female employee,”

an affidavit for the arrest warrant said. Salazar later admitted to police that he had purchased the drug from someone in the restaurant’s parking lot, according to the arrest warrant.

He faces a felony charge for

“possession of a controlled substance,”

the Espanola Police Department said in a press release.

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