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Cook Laces Cop’s Food With Pot

January 26, 2001

THE COLONY, Texas (AP) _ A restaurant cook was arrested for allegedly putting marijuana in a breakfast taquito sold to a police officer.

Benjamin Roberts, 18, was charged with possession and delivery of marijuana and released on $2,000 bail Thursday. He could get up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine.

An officer ordered the tortilla-wrapped egg items from a Whataburger for dispatchers back at the department. One of the dispatchers noticed less than a quarter-ounce of marijuana had been rolled into her taquito before she took a bite, said spokesman Capt. Mike Carroll.

The teen-ager was fired.

``There are mirrors there, so this guy making the food knew he was giving it to an officer,″ Carroll said.

A call to Roberts’ home was not immediately returned Friday.

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