A Bronx McDonald’s night shift manager of eight years was hard at work at the franchise’s location at 1600 Bruckner Blvd. in Soundview. Not only was he serving up burgers, fries, drinks and apple pies, he was also serving large orders of cocaine. However, the cops caught wind and he was the subject of an investigation called “Operation Off the Menu.”
Over three months, undercover officers came to the Mickey D’s to buy coke from 26-year-old Frank Guerrero. He would go on to allegedly sell $10,900 worth of yola to the undercovers during the investigation. “The
conduct was so blatant it would be comical if he weren’t committing a serious narcotics crime,” said New York’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan. “Ordering coke took on an entirely different meaning on the night shift at this McDonald’s.”
Although only the drive thru was open at night, Guerrero would open up the main restaurant to let his drug custies in. The drugs were allegedly sold only during his shift. According to the NY Post:
In one sale to an undercover at the counter, he allegedly concealed cocaine in a cookie bag, which he placed inside a larger McDonald’s order of two cheeseburgers, a soda and fries, authorities said. Other employees were milling about nearby.
On another occasion, Guerrero allegedly took a break from flipping burgers to sell $6,250 worth of cocaine to an undercover inside the fast-food chain’s public bathroom.
He had allegedly stashed the drugs inside the restroom’s soap dispenser earlier that day, officials said. The undercover then sat at a booth and ate a McDonald’s meal personally delivered by Guerrero.
Five more sales were made in the parking lot. After enough evidence was collected, the authorities executed a search warrant on Guerrero’s home in the Pelham section of the Bronx. According to them, they seized 200 grams of cocaine and $5,300 in cash. A woman named Leidy Cabral Castillo was in the apartment at the time with her 2-year-old child.
Guerrero was arrested at 5 AM on Wednesday as he finished his shift. Guerrero and Cabral Castillo were expected to be arraigned that night. They faced multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully dealing with a child. Guerrero additionally faced charges of criminal sale of a controlled substance.