A police officer in Utah says the soft drink he ordered for a Subway on Monday contained a few…extra ingredients.
According to a report from the Davis County Jail, a Layton County Police sergeant stopped for lunch at the Subway on Route 193 in Layton, Utah around 12:20 PM Monday.
Surveillance video of the Subway location obtained by police shows employee Tanis Lloyd Ukena appearing to tamper with the officer’s drink at the fountain drink filling station.
“For some unknown reason, [Ukena] walks away from the fountain machine out of camera view,” a police report reads. “He then returns to the drink where he is seen spending what seems to be an unusual amount of time getting it ready to deliver to the sergeant.”
The unidentified officer began to notice something was amiss shortly after driving away from the Subway and enjoying several sips of his drink, which he later said “tasted funny.”
The officer was taken to a nearby hospital when it became clear his impairment was significant.
The Layton Police Department says an ion scan of the drink indicated the presence of methamphetamines and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis.
Ukena, 18, was arrested by Layton police and charged with surreptitious administration of a substance, a second-degree felony.
He told police it was him that filled the officer’s drink, but denied having added any illicit drugs to it when he did.
“I know that the community here in Utah is overwhelmingly supportive of law enforcement, and we’ve experienced that over the last couple of months. I think this is a very isolated incident,” Layton Police Sgt. Clint Bobrowski told KSL News in Utah.
Bobrowski said the officer has been released from hospital. He will spend a few days recovering at home with his family before returning to active duty.