In New Mexico, Sonic Employee Arrested After Cocaine Found In Customer's Hot Dog

 June 4, 2023

According to police, an employee at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant in New Mexico, was arrested after he lost his bag of cocaine, that somehow ended up on a customer's hot dog.  In a press release, Espanola Police Department said that Jeffrey David Salazar, 54, faces a felony charge for possession of a controlled substance.

discover she had bitten into a small plastic bag. She reported that she did not believe any of the powdered substance went into her mouth.

Police said illegal narcotics were discovered in the customer’s "Coney" purchase from the Sonic, because the substance was inadvertently placed in the food she ordered. According to police, a "field test" confirmed the substance discovered in the food was, in fact, cocaine.

Salazar was observed on video surveillance, the affidavit for the arrest warrant says, conducting "what appeared to be a hand to hand transaction with a female employee." Salazar then goes on to make the customers food and afterwards appears to be frantically searching the area "as if he lost something." According to the arrest warrant, Salazar admitted to police that he purchased the cocaine from someone in the restaurant's parking lot.

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