Specifically, he got «high as a kite.»
The Island Packet reports Parrish Brown went to a McDonald’s on Hilton Head Island and placed an order for10-piece chicken McNuggets, a double cheeseburger and sweet tea with light ice and extra lemon.
Brown said he now believes that the fast-food restaurant workers thought “extra lemon” was a street name for marijuana.
He said he found three bags of weed in his cup after drinking the beverage.
“Well, I was high and panicking and at work, so I called my dad,” Brown told the news outlet. “I didn’t want to get in trouble for this.”
A South Carolina man who went to McDonald’s for a sweet tea says he received a little extra herbal substance on the side: marijuana. (iStock)
Brown said he’d never had marijuana, so he didn’t recognize the taste.
“I have never had weed a day in my life, so immediately after I started drinking it, I started to feel weird and it didn’t taste like something I recognized,” the 24-year-old Charleston man said.
Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Bob Bromage said an investigation is ongoing.
McDonald’s told Fox News in a statement via email Thursday night: “Our biggest priority is always the safety and well-being of our customers. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement on the validity of this claim.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.