An Ecstasy pill found in a child’s hamburger wrapper lead to the arrest of three Sonic Drive-In employees last night. The pill was discovered after an 11-year-old girl was unwrapping the kid’s meal hamburger for her 4-year-old brother. The parents brought the entire meal, including the Ecstasy pill, to the Taylor Police Station.
Police officers conducted a field test on the substance and it tested positive for Ecstasy. Officers and detectives responded to the restaurant promptly to investigate and identify all employees. The investigation resulted in the arrest of three Sonic employees.
Officers found Sonic employee Jose Molina, 22, of Taylor, to be in possession of marijuana. Sonic Manager Tanesha Dancer, 30, of Taylor, was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Guadalupe County for Parole Violation-Larceny, a state jail felony. Sonic employee Jonathan Roberson, 35, of Taylor, was wanted on three outstanding warrants out of Travis County for theft by check, a class B misdemeanor; driving while license invalid, a class B misdemeanor; bail jumping/ fail to appear and driving while license invalid, a class A misdemeanor; and bond forfeiture out of Brownwood.
Officers arrested Molina for possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces, a class B misdemeanor. Dancer was arrested for her outstanding warrant. While at the Williamson County Jail, Dancer was searched and found to be in possession of three Ecstasy pills. Dancer was charged with possession of controlled substance, penalty group 1 under 1 gram, a state jail felony.
Roberson was arrested for his four outstanding warrants.
Taylor police notified the Texas Department of Health, the owner of Sonic and corporate Sonic. The Sonic director of operations advised that they have terminated the employment of Dancer, the former Taylor Sonic manager.
After a review with the Williamson County District Attorney's Office, former Dancer has been additionally charged with endangering a child, a state jail felony, as well as delivery of a controlled substance, penalty group one, less than one gram, a state jail felony.
The case is still under investigation.
According to the Williamson County jail records, all three are still in custody. Roberson has bonds that total $19,000, and Dancer has a $2,500 bond. No bond information was available for Molina.
With these arrests, the Taylor Police Department believes that there is no longer a risk to public safety.