Two women who reportedly asked for free food at the Roanoke Avenue McDonald’s and then mooned the employees for refusing their request face fentanyl possession counts, including a trafficking count against one of them.
The crime took place shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday when Officer S. Langley responded to McDonald’s about a driver coming through the drive-through and asking for free food and then exposing themselves when refused, Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin said in a statement.
Langley and Officer C. Roberts located the vehicle parked in front of the business.
When officers approached the vehicle, the driver had the door open and her feet were on the ground as if she was going to get out. Her passenger was sitting next to her.
Langley recognized the driver, identified as Jessica Harvey, 28, of Roanoke Rapids, was reportedly under the influence of a narcotic from her actions and how she was talking to officers.
The driver was checked by officers at the scene and while speaking with her they noticed a small folded piece of paper in her clear fanny pack. It appeared to be consistent with fentanyl packaging.
The folded paper contained a white powdery substance that was consistent with fentanyl.
Harvey was detained so a search of the vehicle could be completed.
In the gallery: Parker, left, and Harvey
The passenger, identified as Jasmine Parker, 28, of Weldon, was asked to exit the vehicle so it could be searched.
Officers were notified Parker had an outstanding order for arrest out of Warren County.
The passenger was taken into custody and checked by officers. A red straw with a white powdery substance in it was located.
Parker was holding a drink bottle that she did not want to let go of when officers noticed a white piece of paper floating in it.
Officers seized the bottle and noticed a white powder was clumping in the liquid in the bottle. The powder in the bottle was consistent with fentanyl.
Parker’s wallet was checked and folded pieces of paper with a white powdery residue was located.
Harvey was charged with possession of schedule II, possession with intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She received a February 3 court date and a $10,000 bond.
Parker was charged with the outstanding order from Warren County; trafficking fentanyl; and criminal destruction of evidence for putting the fentanyl in the bottle.
She received a $12,000 bond and February 3 court date.
There was 1.3 grams of fentanyl seized from Harvey and 53.6 grams that were seized from the drink bottle.