South Carolina man gets sweet tea laced with weed after asking for 'extra lemon' at McDonald's: 'Got high as a kite'
Parrish Brown later found there were three bags of weed in his cup and now believes 'extra lemon' was code for marijuana
A South Carolina man became "high as a kite" after going to McDonald's for a sweet tea and receiving a little something extra on the side.
Parrish Brown asked for a sweet tea with light ice and extra lemon as he stood at the counter of a McDonald's on Hilton Head Island. He was surprised when employees paused and repeated his order for confirmation, Island Packet reports.
Brown later found there were three bags of weed in his cup, and now believes "extra lemon" was code for marijuana.
"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," Brown explained to the outlet, saying he only realized the contents once he was "high as a kite."
As the 24-year-old had never done it before, he began freaking out and let the cannabis get the best of his paranoia. "Well, I was high and panicking and at work, so I called my dad," Brown said. "I didn't want to get in trouble for this."
At approximately 11.30 pm on October 27, Brown contacted the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office to report the alleged incident. One officer realized the contents of the cup as soon as he took one whiff of it. "And they were like 'Oh yes, that's marijuana,'" Brown recalled, adding he was unfamiliar with the effects or the smell.
An investigation into the incident is currently ongoing, Beaufort County Sheriff's Office spokesman Major Bob Bromage said. However, he did not reveal exactly which McDonald's Brown had visited.
According to a representative for McDonald's, the company is "fully cooperating with law enforcement on the validity of this claim." Nonetheless, Brown insisted that the rest of his order, constituting a 10-piece chicken McNugget and a double cheeseburger, was normal.