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Police deliver drug charges to 2 Burger King workers

New Hampshire has not liberalized its drug laws regarding marijuana despite the movement by many states to adopt and implement medical marijuana, and the actions of several other states to legalize pot for recreational use. While possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor, drug charges involving the intent to sell marijuana are charged as a felony, exposing the accused to up to three years in jail. The state did approve medical marijuana in 2013, but it still has not been implemented.

Two young adults are likely worrying about the state of the marijuana laws in New Hampshire after being arrested recently for conspiracy to distribute marijuana from the drive-in window of a local Burger King in Rockingham County. It is reported that authorities received reports of sales of marijuana taking place from the drive-in window at Burger King. An undercover officer allegedly purchased a small amount of pot by using the code words "fries extra crispy."

They charged a 20-year-old male worker and a 19-year-old female shift manager with the conspiracy. Allegedly, persons would drive up to the speaker and ask if "nasty boy" was working. If the answer was positive, they would order their food and add an order of fries extra crispy. Police allege that on the night of the sting they purchased a small amount of pot placed in a coffee cup.

The accused female reportedly told police and others that she had nothing to do with it. She said that because she took the order and received money, she was arrested but that she was unaware of the activities. If she defends the drug charges on  those grounds, it will be an issue of fact for a jury to determine whether the woman is credible and has told the truth. The mere fact of handling the transaction under these circumstances does not absolutely prove that the woman acted with knowledge or with an intent to break the law.

Source: unionleader.com, "'Fries extra crispy' special orders serve up a drive-thru drug bust at Epping Burger King", Jason Schreiber, Jan. 26, 2017

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