MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police in Dyersburg, Tennessee say a Wendy’s employee was selling more than burgers through the drive-through.
Dennis Jeffrey, 33, of Dyersburg, was arrested Tuesday and charged with drug possession with intent to sell.
Dyersburg Police say they seized marijuana, cocaine and electronic scales from Jeffrey’s vehicle.
They had been investigating Jeffrey since early July when they began receiving reports that an employee was selling drugs through the drive-through window.
We spoke with a woman who works across the street but didn’t want to be identified. She says she ate at the location from time to time.
“It definitely worries me just because I have kids so going into restaurants with kids,” she said. “Just the fact that there’s product back there that they could get to, or it could be served in their food. Just the danger with that sort of thing.”
While people we talked to are glad he’s behind bars, they’re worried about this kind of bold behavior in their community.
“They’re getting bolder every day,” said Jerry Mann, who lives in Dyersburg. “I hate it but I’m not surprised. If anybody wants them, they can find a place to get them at just about any place they want.”
A Wendy’s spokesperson released a statement on the incident:
We are aware of the situation. We have launched an internal investigation and will take appropriate action. We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as they complete their investigation.
At last check, Jeffrey remains in jail.