Burger King Employee Appears In Court

A local Burger King employee accused of slipping pills into customers' food made his first appearance in court Wednesday. Woody Duclos was charged with poisoning food with intent to kill or injure a person. He's being held on $35,000 bond. If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison.

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February 17, 2010

Burger King Employee Appears In Court
Man Accused Of Slipping Hydrocodone Pills Into Customers' Food

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Woody Duclos is accused of slipping pills into customers' food at Burger King on Philips Highway near the Avenues Mall.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A local Burger King employee accused of slipping pills into customers' food made his first appearance in court Wednesday.

Woody Duclos was charged with poisoning food with intent to kill or injure a person.

He's being held on $35,000 bond.

If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison.

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Ernest McHenry said he found a blue pill in his fish sandwich from Burger King on Philips Highway near the Avenues.

Duclos was arrested after one woman got sick from eating a sandwich from Burger King on Philips Highway near the Avenues, and Ernest McHenry said he found a blue pill in his burger.

Video: Pills Found In Sandwiches

Police said the 21-year-old woman spit the pill out when she took a bit of her sandwich, and she ended up having a seizure and had to be taken to a hospital.

Police said the pill was the painkiller hydrocodone.

Burger King issued a statement in response to the arrest and said it fired Duclos and another employee accused of selling him the pills.

Previous Stories:

* February 16, 2010: Man Finds Pill In Burger King Sandwich

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