Is this how you Sonic? Fast food employee arrested after woman says she bit into a cocaine-filled hot dog
- A New Mexico woman accused a worker at a Sonic of putting a plastic bag filled with white powder in her hot dog
- The woman made the grizzly discovery only after she bit into her ‘Coney’
- Jeffrey David Salazar, 54, faces a felony charge for possession of a controlled substance according to the Espanola Police Department
A Sonic employee has been arrested after a customer was served a bag of cocaine with her hot dog order.
Jeffrey David Salazar, 54, faces a felony charge for possession of a controlled substance, according to the Espanola Police Department said in a press release.
The female customer, whose name was not disclosed, went through the Sonic Drive-In in Espanola on Tuesday when the customer, ordered a ‘Coney,’ a hot dog topped with warm chili and melted cheddar cheese.
After she bit into the hot dog she made the disturbing discovery that it wasn’t the chili dog she was eating but a plastic bag filled with powder. She immediately called the authorities.
The woman does not believe she ingested any of the substance in her mouth, according to an incident report, the Rio Grande Sun reported.
Sonic employee Jeffrey David Salazar, 54, was arrested and faces a felony charge for possession of a controlled substance, according to the Espanola Police Department
After she bit into the hot dog she made the disturbing discovery that it wasn’t the chili dog she was eating but a plastic bag filled with powder. She immediately called the authorities
The incident happened on Tuesday at one of the Sonic drive-thru’s in New Mexico
Police believe that the substance was inadvertently placed in the food as Salazar was preparing her order.
Police said a ‘field test’ confirmed that the substance was cocaine.
On Tuesday, the day of the incident, Salazar was seen on video surveillance on ‘what appeared to be a hand to hand transaction with a female employee,’ according to an affidavit for the arrest warrant, the news outlet reported.
He is seen preparing the customer’s order until he discovers that he may have lost something and grows frantic, as per police report.
According to the report,, Salazar claimed to have bought the cocaine outside in the parking lot.
The female customer is being represented by Merit Bennet of the Bennett Law Group who said they plan on submitting a claim once the reports are confirmed, the news outlet said.