DUNDEE (WWJ/AP) – Police say a family found a pipe stuffed with marijuana inside a Kids Meal bought for a 4-year-old boy at a Burger King restaurant in southern Michigan.
The incident happened Tuesday night at the fast food restaurant in Dundee, just east of US-23, when a family from Warren stopped in for a bite to eat after visiting the nearby Splash Universe water park.
Police Chief David Uhl said the grandfather went into the Burger King and ordered food, including a Kids Meal box for his grandson. Uhl said the family discovered the pot pipe before giving the meal to the youngster and called police.
After officers responded to the restaurant, they identified a 23-year-old employee who admitted to owning the paraphernalia. Uhl said the employee told officers that he put the pipe in the box to hide it while he worked and he didn’t mean to give it out.
While still at the scene, officers identified two other young men, ages 18 and 20, as being connected to the incident. The Monroe Evening News reported that police found hashish and other drug paraphernalia inside the car occupied by the two men, who do not work at the restaurant.
All three men were arrested on the scene. Formal drug possession charges are pending.
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