updated - August 3, 2020 Monday EDT
A Wendy's employee was arrested for possession of marijuana, and fired from her position at a franchise location in Georgia when a customer found a cigarette containing the substance in her single burger from the drive-thru The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday.
32-year-old Amy Seiber was taken into custody Nov. 1 on a report from a customer who dialed 911 when she discovered the cigarette in the cheeseburger that was 50 percent gone TMZ reported.
Seiber was smoking while working, and somehow put the cigarette on top of the burger's pickle. Seiber then told police the cigarette belonged to her, and was subsequently taken into custody.
According to The Journal-Constitution, the customer returned to the 11121 Tara Boulevard location with the burger, and receipt and notified the manager, before informing police.
"Upon arrival at home, she took her food out of the bag and noticed a strange odor in her hamburger," Lt. Michael Gaddis of the Lovejoy Police Department told The Journal-Constitution. "When she opened it, she discovered a partially smoked marijuana cigarette. They were able to speak with the suspect, who admitted that she was responsible. She had been smoking while she worked. When she was fixing the burger, part of the marijuana fell into the burger."
The customer had traces of food poisoning, and was sent to the hospital. Wendy's is assisting her with funding her medical bills. The victim will also get a $50 gift certificate to the fast food restaurant chain.
"Obviously the employee broke the rules and did not follow proper food handling steps ... We are deeply sorry that this incident occurred," a Wendy's representative told TMZ.
Seiber was released after posting bond according to police The Journal-Constitution reported.
Wendy's has over 6,500 franchise and company restaurants throughout the United States, 27 countries, and U.S. territories across the world.
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