TAYLOR, Texas - An ecstasy pill found in a child's hamburger wrapper led to the arrest of three Sonic Drive-In employees Thursday night.
• A child found the pill while unwrapping her younger brother's hamburger
• Police said that employees had ecstasy and marijuana in their possession
• Three employees were arrested on various charges
The pill was discovered after an 11-year-old girl was unwrapping a hamburger for her 4-year-old brother.
The parents brought the entire meal, including the ecstasy pill, to the Taylor Police Department station. Police officers conducted a test on the substance and it tested positive for ecstasy. Taylor authorities went to the restaurant to investigate which resulted in the arrest of three Sonic employees.
Police said employee Jose Molina, 22, of Taylor, was in possession of marijuana. Sonic manager Tanesha Dancer, 30, of Taylor, was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Guadalupe County for a parole violation, a state felony. Sonic employee Jonathan Roberson, 35, of Taylor, was wanted on four outstanding warrants.
Police arrested Molina and charged him with possession of marijuana. Dancer was arrested in connection with the outstanding warrant. While at the Williamson County Jail, authorities said Dancer was searched and found to be in possession of three ecstasy pills and was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Roberson was placed under arrest in connection with his four outstanding warrants.
The Taylor Police Department notified the Texas Department of Health, the owner of Sonic, and corporate Sonic. Sonic's director of operations said that Dancer was fired. The Taylor Police Department is investigating along with the Williamson County District Attorney's Office and additional charges are pending.
Following the arrests, the Taylor Police Department believes that there is no longer a risk to public safety.