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An employee prepares french fries. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

An employee prepares french fries. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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FREDERICK, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A Frederick, Maryland, woman says she was served a bag of marijuana with her fast-food order at a Sonic drive-in.

The Frederick News-Post reported Friday that Carla McFarland says she found the little plastic baggie in a container along with the French fries she bought Wednesday in Frederick.

“I just kind of sat there in my car in shock,” McFarland told the newspaper. “I kept thinking, what if my kids had eaten it?”

McFarland says she complained to a manager and called police. She says a manager later told her an employee had been fired after saying the bag must have slipped from her apron.

Franchise owner John Louderback confirms that the employee no longer works there.

“At this time, we believe that concludes the issue,” Louderback told the News-Post.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says it’s investigating the matter.

McFarland isn’t laughing. She says her two young children were in the car, within easy reach of the bag.

“I think that’s why everyone thinks it’s so funny, because it’s marijuana and it’s going to be legalized,” she added. “It could have been crack. It could have been cocaine in that little baggie.”

Sonic Corp. is based in Oklahoma City.

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