New York narcotics officers successfully completed “Operation Off the Menu” when they made the pinch on a McDonald’s night manager who was using his job to cover up his activities as a drug dealer.
Authorities arrested 26-year-old Frank Guerrero after mounting a three-month undercover sting operation. Guerrero was mixing cocaine in with Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, French Fries and other products which he then provided to his special customers.
Police managed to purchase illegal drugs on multiple occasions from Guerrero who will now face charges for his lucrative side business as well as having his Mickey D’s career terminated.
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As reported by New York ABC affiliate WABC-7 Eyewitness News “Bronx McDonald’s manager accused of selling drugs to undercover cop”:
The night manager at a Bronx McDonald’s is under arrest, accused of selling drugs to an undercover police officer inside the franchise.
The incident happened at the restaurant on Bruckner Boulevard in the Soundview section.
Authorities say Frank Guerrero made eight sales of cocaine to an undercover officer in increasingly larger quantities, amounting to nearly $10,900 worth of the drug. During the last and largest transaction, Guerrero allegedly sold roughly 100 grams of cocaine and a quantity of crack cocaine to an undercover officer for $6,520.
Guerrero is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawfully dealing with a child.
The arrest was the result of a three-month undercover investigation dubbed “Operation Off the Menu,” which authorities say revealed that Guerrero, a night shift manager at the 24-hour location for at least eight years, allegedly used his position as a cover for conducting narcotics transactions. Although restaurant customers are only able to order at the drive-through window during the night shift, Guerrero allegedly gave special treatment to his drug customers, unlocking the front door and inviting them into the restaurant.
On two occasions, police say Guerrero conducted drug sales to an undercover officer over the restaurant counter. He allegedly concealed cocaine within a cookie bag, which he placed inside a larger McDonald’s order containing two cheeseburgers, a soda and fries. Other McDonald’s employees were working at the restaurant at the time.
You have to admit that it is a unique way of doing business but sooner or later, most criminals slip up and their scheme draws the wrong type of attention which is exactly what Guerrero did. In hindsight, he probably shouldn’t have given his drug customers preferential treatment and made them use the drive through like everyone else.