Cops: McDonald's Worker Sold Drug From Restaurant

Heroin charges for dealing from Pennsylvania eatery


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McDonald's Heroin Sales

JANUARY 16--A McDonald’s employee who recently served time in prison on a narcotics charge has been arrested for allegedly selling heroin from the fast food restaurant, police report.

Theodore Levon Upshaw, 28, was busted yesterday after selling “20 stamp bags of heroin” to a confidential police informant, according to a criminal complaint.

While Wednesday’s transaction took place in the eatery’s parking lot--after Upshaw took a break from work--the informant had “previously made multiple purchases of heroin” from Upshaw inside the McDonald’s in Murrysville, a municipality in Westmoreland County.

Following the buy, cops busted Upshaw--who was wearing his work uniform--on several felony narcotics charges, including heroin possession and delivery of heroin. He was booked into the county jail, where he is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Upshaw, pictured in the above mug shot, has been living in an alternative housing facility since his early release from state prison, where he was serving three years on a conviction for possession with intent to deliver narcotics.

Since Upshaw is on parole for that conviction, a detainer has been entered for alleged violations of his terms of supervision. (2 pages)