CENTER, TX (KTRE) - A second McDonald's employee turned herself in to authorities at the Shelby County Jail Friday in the wake of a month-long investigation to allegations that a family found two prescription pills in their 9-year-old child's Happy Meal.
Artshia Tkimberly Radway, 25, of Center, was booked into the Shelby County jail on a second-degree endangering a child charge. Omeisha Demetris Williams, 35, of Center, was arrested on the same charge last week.
According to an arrest affidavit, a woman told police that her ex son-in-law took the child through the drive-through at McDonald's, located at 813 Hurst St., and bought two Happy Meals, one for the 9-year-old and one for his other child. The woman said he then dropped the 9-year-old off at her home and the child found two white pills, later identified as Tramadol, inside the box.
Tramadol is a prescription pain medication.
On Feb. 2, police met with a state health inspector, at McDonald's. The inspector spoke with several managers at the restaurant and spoke with Williams on the phone. According to the affidavit, Williams said she gave two of her pills to Radway for a toothache but then Radway misplaced them.
Police then spoke to Radway in the break room, who said she got busy and misplaced the pills while she was at the drive-through window.