A McDonald's employee has been charged with aggravated battery for allegedly tampering with a police officer's drink.
Trevor Hockaday, 22, was charged by Allen County police for putting a peroxide-based cleaner that workers usually use to clean the restaurant’s counters in an Allen County Deputy’s drink on Sept. 12.
If convicted of the felony charge, Hockaday could face more than 20 years in jail.
Glen Nichols is the owner of the McDonalds in Iola. He said in a statement, "In our restaurants, nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers. We are very disappointed by the allegations made regarding the behavior of one of our former crew members. This kind of behavior goes against our food safety standards and is not tolerated. Our organization will take all appropriate measures to gather facts and will work closely with authorities in their investigation."
The investigation is ongoing.