Juanita Manley letter

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pill causes fast food concerns for family

Saturday, April 26 we and our three grandchildren went to McDonald’s for carry out and went home to enjoy our meals. After eating their meals, my nine-year-old grandson noticed a white pill in his food box.

At once I called Batesville Police Department and filed a report with Sgt. Gary Morris and returned to the fast-food restaurant to ask “why” the pill was in the box.

No one knew why or where the pill came from. The manager gave the company’s 800 number and I talked to a representative who said she would have the owner call me. That was May 5 and I have yet to hear from the owner or anyone from McDonald’s to explain the pill or to check on my child.

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I have called several times with no return call to me.

This nine-year-old could have been a three-year-old and not known not to eat the pill.

Juanita Manley

(Editor’s note: Ms. Manley provided a police report that revealed tests done on the pill by the Batesville Branch of the Mississippi Crime Lab indicated that the pill was not a controlled substance, but contained Mannitol that could be purchased like a supplement type pill.)