POSTED: Tuesday, June 29, 2010
UPDATED: 2:57 pm EDT June 29, 2010
Woody Duclos pleaded guilty to slipping pills into customers' food at Burger King on Philips Highway near the Avenues Mall.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local Burger King employee who pleaded guilty to slipping painkillers into customers' food has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Woody Duclos was initially charged with poisoning food with intent to kill or injure a person. He was facing up to 30 years in prison.
Duclos was arrested in February after one woman got sick from eating a sandwich from Burger King on Philips Highway near the Avenues Mall.
A local man said he found a blue pill in his fish sandwich from Burger King.
Another man said he found a blue pill in his burger at the same restaurant.
Police said the 21-year-old woman spit the pill out when she took a bite 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.
Duclos and another Burger King employee accused of selling him the pills were each fired.
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