Nearly half of the crew at Wendy‘s in Georgia arrested on charges of possession and selling drugs

Meth with your Frosty! Four Wendy‘s workers arrested in narcotics bust after they were ‘selling drugs out of the fast food restaurant‘

A drug bust at a Wendy‘s fast food restaurant in Georgia led to half of the crew being taken into custody on Thursday on suspicion of selling and possession of methamphetamine.

Employees, including the manager were the subject of a weeks-long sting operation being executed by Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad (CMANS) Agents, authorities said.

‘I can tell you we never bought any food there,‘ narcotics task force commander Phil Price told the .  

The individuals arrested in Canton were Zachary Jerome Donley, age 27, Kristal Dawn Hogan, age 32, Amanda Jean McCartney, age 36, and Jeffrey Levi Justus, age 26.

Price confirmed to DailyMail that Hogan was the manager of the store, and personally had one gram of methamphetamine on her person at the time she was arrested. 

Wendy‘s released a statement saying that t suspects ‘are no longer employed by our company.‘ 

When the arrests were made on Thursday, the store closed down at 2.00pm Eastern while police searched the building for drugs and contraband.

When it was all said and done, only five people were left to run the shop when it reopened a few hours later for business. 

‘The lead person was the manager,‘ Price said. 

‘There was nobody for them to talk to and they needed a job. That is frustrating because those people were trying to make a living.

Price added, ‘It‘s always a good thing when we can help people who feel helpless.‘

The task force got tipped off to the alleged dealing happening at the hamburger joint after making another arrest, about one month ago.

Over the following weeks, agents would visit the store undercover, where Price said nearly half the employees were dealing meth, with sales taking place both inside the restaurant and outside in the parking lot.

‘A stranger couldn’t drive up in the drive-thru and get meth and a hamburger or a frosty,‘ Price said, ‘but certainly if they were familiar with you, you could have bought your food at the same time. 

Price noted that he doesn‘t believe there was any commingling of restaurant funds and drug funds, at any time.  

‘The safety of our employees and customers is our top priority,‘ Wendy‘s said in its statement.

‘We do not condone any sort of illegal activity in our restaurants, and we will continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement on their investigation.‘

The amount of drugs seized and the scope of the sales allegedly made was not immediately known. 

The Cherokee County Wendy‘s where the deals are believed to have gone down is located at 102 Riverstone Parkway in Canton.