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Police in Skiatook, Oklahoma arrested an employee at a fast-food joint on Monday after he reportedly put a bag of methamphetamine in a customer’s to-go order. Bryce Francis was detained by authorities after a customer said he found a baggy containing a small crystal-like substance.

Fox News reported that Skiatook Police Department field-tested the baggy containing the substance which was later confirmed positive for methamphetamine.

"An individual made an order at the restaurant and when they received their order, they found a small baggy of drugs inside their bag," the Skiatook Police Department said.

Francis, who works at a branch store of Carl’s Jr. was arrested on the same day and charged with possession and distribution of a controlled substance within 2,000 feet of a school. Cops have advised residents to check their food for any questionable ingredients before consuming it or letting their children get their hands on take-out orders.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident in the United Kingdom, a man was sentenced to 29 years in prison last Friday for his involvement in an international drug trafficking ring. Merseyside Police said 36-year-old Ryan Palin was arrested last December after cops were able to identify him through a mural of UFC superstar Conor McGregor in his home.

Investigators were sifting through images of a phone with a mobile encryption service known as Encrochat, typically used to sell drugs. Detectives noticed the unique image on the encrypted phone and were able to link Palin. While conducting a search of his home, cops found luxury clothing amounting to $166,000 and high-end watches that totaled over $157,000. Merseyside Detective Sergeant Graeme Kehoe welcomed Palins’ verdict saying the cocaine dealer can no longer peddle large amounts of drugs into the country and cause misery on the streets of Merseyside.

"Despite the overwhelming evidence against him, Palin chose to go to trial. Fortunately, the jury saw through his lies and Palin can now consider the consequences of his actions while he serves a significant time in jail," Kehoe added.

He went on to say that Palin’s sentence should serve as a warning to anyone involved in drug trafficking that they will not allow people to “ live off the profits of criminality while law-abiding communities work hard to make an honest living.”

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