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Woman arrested for selling meth at Burger King

FoxNY.com, April 14, 2015

ELLIJAY, Ga. - It's a Burger King restaurant, just like hundreds across the United States, but investigators said some people coming through the drive through window got more than a Whopper, fries and a Coke.

"At certain times I guess when she was at work, she would actually sell the meth through the drive through window," said Captain Frank Copeland with the Gilmer County Sheriff's Office.

Capt. Copeland said 20-year-old Courtney Margalo was arrested at the Burger King by members of the Zell Miller Mountain Drug Task Force in early March.

He also said the investigation showed Margola consumed meth in the parking lot during work hours. She was busted at the restaurant when agents spotted prescription pills on her.

"They had a K9 come out do a sniff of her car that resulted in a search of the vehicle which produced a quantity of meth," said Captain Copeland.

Margalo was transported to the Gilmer County Detention Center on possession and intent to distribute meth charges. Her mother was there bailing the 20-year-old woman out of jail.

"I can't say anything per her lawyer," said Cindy Slinkard, Margalo's mother who didn't want to discuss specifics of the case.

"She's a very shy, quiet kid, so it's been really hard on her,” said Slinkard. She also said she doesn't have any idea how it started.

The sheriff's office said Margalo was on probation for a previous arrest for marijuana and meth possession. Investigators told FOX 5 News that her meth arrest at Burger King could have whopper consequences as far as jail time.

Ellijay residents we spoke to were sympathetic about jail time Courtney Margalo faces.

"The case of a 20-year-old, I mean that's just really sad, that her life could be thrown away over this," said Amanda Seabolt.

The manager at the Burger King told FOX 5 News the manage on-duty at the time of Margalo's arrest was fired along with Margalo.