Serving coke with fries leads to arrest of fast-food manager

Frank Guerrero (Photo source: Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of NY)

A manager at a New York fast-food restaurant was arrested after police got more than fries with their order. Frank Guerrero, 26, was a manager at a Bronx area McDonald’s when police arrested him on Wednesday after an undercover sting operation caught him slinging cocaine along with Big Macs.

According to ABC New York, Guerrero sold eight quantities of the drug to an undercover cop, including $10,900 worth of cocaine in one instance and 100 grams of crack cocaine worth up to $6,520 in another. He worked at the McDonald’s for eight years until police caught him brazenly hiding the drugs in a soap dispenser and distributing the drugs to his customers.

According to Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan, Guerrero’s “conduct was so blatant it would be comical if he weren’t committing a serious narcotics crime. … Ordering coke took on an entirely different meaning on the night shift at this McDonald’s.”

Police purchased drugs and observed Guerrero for more than three months after receiving an anonymous tip. After his arrest, police executed a search warrant on his home and found 200 grams of cocaine and $5,300 in cash. His girlfriend, Leidy Cabral Castillo, 24, was also arrested for being a part of the drug distribution scheme. Police arrested Castillo in front of the couple’s toddler son. According to law enforcement, when searching the home it was discovered that the couple hid the money in their son’s bedroom furniture. Guerrero and Castillo face charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully dealing with a child.

The owner of the franchise restaurant, Tony Rodriguez, issued a public statement saying in part, “The actions of this employee are unacceptable and will not be tolerated in my organization. We are cooperating with NYPD investigation and defer all further questions on this matter to them.”

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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