Sonic Lunch Comes With a Side Order of Pot

A Maryland woman finds a bag of marijuana in her fast food take-out bag.

A Maryland woman finds a bag of marijuana in her fast food take-out bag. Credit: Screenshot of Carla McFarland's Facebook Post
A Maryland woman finds a bag of marijuana in her fast food take-out bag. Credit: Screenshot of Carla McFarland's Facebook Post
A trip out to Sonic with the kids for lunch came with a nasty surprise for Carla McFarland when she found a small bag of marijuana inside her take-out bag.

McFarland was not amused.

“So after a few hard weeks I decided to take the kids to Sonic for lunch. I order, food comes, I open bag and this is what I see after 3 double takes….yes that’s what it is,” McFarland wrote in a Facebook post, including an image of the drug-filled plastic bag.

“After getting my food free, telling them to remake my order, the employee admits it’s hers, is fired on spot and I call police. Her punishment? Nothing but her lost job. Furious! Still in shock! Great hands-on drug lesson for kids… I guess,” McFarland added.

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The mom had stopped by the Sonic on Guilford Drive in Frederick Wednesday with her daughter, 6, and son, 8, after a trip to the library, the Frederick News-Post reports. McFarland had passed the chicken strips and fries to her children and found the alleged bag of marijuana as she reached in for her own food.

“I just kind of sat there in my car in shock,” McFarland told Frederick News-Post. “I kept thinking, what if my kids had eaten it?”

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lt. Jennifer Bailey said the contents of the bag are being tested to confirm whether or not it is actually marijuana. No arrests have been made and the employee’s name will not be announced unless she is charged, the newspaper says.

The incident sparked a conversation about drugs between McFarland and her children. And while some may be amused by the incident, McFarland is not.

“It could have been crack. It could have been cocaine in that little baggie,” she told the Frederick News-Post.

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Patrick Carter July 02, 2014 at 12:35 AM
If I was a freakin retard like Grandma Gruntz I would kill myself. How can one go through life no misinformed and conjure up such rediculous ideas. If someone robs a store you call the police. If you call the police to tell on someone for having weed they may kill your ass. Get a life, get a brain. Don't tell me about the "golden rule" my last sentence described what the "golden rule" is all about.
Clayton King July 02, 2014 at 07:01 AM
Whoa Granny I really don't think the worker was passing out samples but she prolly admitted it was hers cause well she baged the food & they have camera's and no way out of it I really don't think she should have been fired maybe suspended but geez the food is worse than weed & liquor is worse in my opinion cause then what if she was drunk she would have put more ppl and worker's at danger cause she could have dropped something in the deep fryer boom the whole kitchen gone js I don't smoke but I'd rather work with someone who is high than drunk and really cause drama I dunno why the stupid woman called the cop's she must be straight up ANAL
Lisa Anderson July 06, 2014 at 02:28 PM
Let get this right people who smoke pot are different then people that smoke dope they are not even in the same category learn your drugs before you comment before it makes you look like a ass
Lisa Anderson July 06, 2014 at 02:30 PM
@jay you should learn the class of drugs before you pass judgment, Dope and Marijuana are not even in the same class of drugs Singed Intake Rehab Nurse
Elle July 06, 2014 at 03:29 PM
Lisa. The definition of dope is...... A drug taken illegally for recreational purposes especially marijuana or heroin. It is also a stupid person.


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