DUNDEE, Mich. — A 4-year-old and his grandfather were expecting a toy inside a Burger King kid’s meal they bought Tuesday, but instead discovered a smoking pipe with marijuana in it.
The grandfather, who was not identified by authorities, was vacationing with his family at Dundee’s Splash Universe when he went to the Dundee Burger King restaurant, 611 Tecumseh St., to pick up food for his family, according to the Dundee Police Department.
Three Dundee residents have been charged in connection with the incident.
After the discovery, the grandfather called Dundee police, who responded to the restaurant.
While there, officers identified a 23-year-old employee who reportedly admitted to bringing the drug and pipe to work.
Two other males from Dundee, 18 and 20, also were identified as being connected to the incident.
One of the men is a former employee of the same Burger King location.
Drugs also were found in a vehicle in the Burger King parking lot.
All three were charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, and additional drug charges will be sought through the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office, Dundee police chief David Uhl said.
Names of the suspects will not be released until the prosecutor has filed charges, he said.
Chief Uhl said it is unclear how the pipe and marijuana made their way into the kid’s meal packaging.
“He hid it somewhere in the store. We’re not quite sure how it ended up in there.
“Somehow, somebody picked it up and stuck it in there when they were packaging up the food,” he said.
“It is definitely strange,” he said.
— Kelly McLendon