Police ran a three-month-long sting investigation after suspicions arose that cocaine was being sold at a Mcdonald’s in the Soundview area of the Bronx. The undercover investigation was dubbed “Operation Off the Menu” and involved plain-clothed police officers visiting the branch and purchasing cocaine.

As reported by the International Business Times, 26-year-old Frank Guerrero was a night shift manager at the McDonald’s outlet and had been working for the fast-food restaurant for eight years. However, he had also been selling cocaine while he worked for at least some of that time.

While most customers picked up late-night orders at the drive-through window, special customers collected their orders inside the restaurant with a little extra on the side.

Crime so blatant it was almost ‘comical’

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said Guerrero’s actions were so blatant it was almost comical; if it wasn’t for the fact he was committing a serious narcotics crime. She went on to quip that ordering coke at this McDonald’s took on an entirely different meaning during the night shift.

Throughout the sting operation, the McDonald’s employee allegedly sold cocaine worth $10,900 to police in eight individual sales at the restaurant.

According to authorities, on one occasion, while serving an undercover officer, Guerrero hid a serving of cocaine in a cookie bag, placed alongside an order of cheeseburgers, fries and a soda. Officials said the McDonald’s worker had hidden the drugs in a soap dispenser in the restroom earlier in the day.

As noted by the New York Post, the undercover agent sat in a booth in the restaurant and was personally served his meal (along with the extra on the side) by Guerrero while other employees were close by.

However, five of the other cocaine sales were made in the parking lot of the McDonald’s and some were allegedly made in the bathroom. Through the undercover operation, officials uncovered the fact that the worker was regularly selling cocaine during his night shift.

More cocaine seized from McDonald’s worker’s home

Towards the end of “Operation Off the Menu,” a search warrant was executed on Guerrero’s home in the Bronx, where 200 grams of cocaine along with $5,300 in cash were seized.

Pix11 reports that stash was found in his two-year-old son’s room. At the time of the seizure, Guerrero’s partner, Leidy Cabral Castillo and the two-year-old child were in his apartment.

Guerrero and Cabral Castillo were both set to be arraigned on Wednesday in the Manhattan Criminal Court, charged with several counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the presence of a child. In Guerrero’s case, it will also include several counts of the criminal sale of a controlled substance.