BRONX, NY (Heartland Newsfeed) — According to a report from the New York Post, a McDonald’s night shift manager in the Bronx was arrested Wednesday for serving a side of cocaine with Happy Meals. Actions made by Frank Guerrero came to light following a three-month undercover police investigation, coined “Operation Off The Menu.”
“The conduct was so blatant it would be comical if he weren’t committing a serious narcotics crime,” the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said. “Ordering coke took on an entirely different meaning on the night shift at this McDonald’s.”
Throughout the operation, Guerrero allegedly sold $10,900 worth of cocaine through eight separate sales to police outside of the franchise location, located at 1600 Bruckner Blvd. in the Soundview section of the Bronx.
While the restaurant is usually open for late-night orders and for parcels that needed to be picked up through the drive-thru window, Guerrero allowed drug customers to enter through the lobby, according to officials.
Among some instances, while attending to an undercover agent disguised as a customer, Guerrero allegedly concealed cocaine in a cookie bag, place on a large order of two cheeseburgers, a soda and fries, personally delivered by Guerrero. Guerrero had allegedly stashed the drugs inside a soap dispenser in one of the bathrooms earlier in the day.
The other five sales were conducted in the parking lot.
Authorities revealed that Guerrero regularly sold cocaine to buyers only during his shift.
As the operation came close to ending, authorities executed a search warrant in the Pelham section of the Bronx in Guerrero’s home, where 200 grams of cocaine and $5,300 in cash were discovered. At the time of the search, Leidy Cabral Castillo and her young child were inside the home.
Guerrero, a McDonald’s employee for eight years, and Cabral Castillo were expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Manhattan’s Criminal Court on multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful dealing with a child. Guerrero will also face numerous counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance.
McDonald’s has made no comments regarding the incident.