Can you imagine the shock and horror parents felt as they found their kid’s happy meal allegedly defiled by these women? Check the details here.
— Center, Texas
You don’t really think twice about what comes in a child’s meal from McDonald’s. Sure, you check the bags to ensure all the food is there.
However, you don’t quite expect to find drugs in the bag.
According to WLOX, two women — 37-year-old Omeisha Williams and 25-year-old Artshia Radway — have been connected with the crime.
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Authorities hold the charge of “endangerment of a child” against the two women.
The source says they arrested Williams but are still searching for Radway.
Not One, But Two
On January 5, the incident occurred at the McDonald’s on the 800 block of Hurst Street, in Center, Texas. The source notes as follows.
“Police say a family went through the drive thru and purchased a Happy Meal for their 9-year-old. After they left, two prescription Tramadol pills were found in the child’s meal.”
In case you don’t know the ins and outs of Tramadol, it’s a narcotic used to treat severe pain.
“Tramadol can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed,” notes Drugs.com.
— Dr. John Sarno (@TramadolPharm) February 13, 2017
The source says you — even as adults — shouldn’t take Tramadol in large amounts. The pill is so potent, you can’t separate it.
“Do not crush, break, or open an extended-release pill. Swallow it whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose.”
Also, seizures have been known to occur from its use.
So, whether the two women intentionally placed the medication in the child’s happy meal or accidentally dropped them into the bag, the child’s well-being was definitely in danger.
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Luckily, the child wasn’t smaller and more curious. The kid could’ve thought they were pieces of candy and ingested the tablets at the same time.
Yet, the source makes no mention of the child ingesting the medication.
All in all, what are your thoughts regarding the incident? Feel free to share your comments in the section below.
[Featured Image via Center Police Department]