Now-former McDonald's employee charged with distributing marijuana candy -- at work

Damond Carlson, 22, of Richland, Michigan, was charged with distribution of marijuana Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, after police found employees at a McDonald's had consumed marijuana candy. (Contributed)

A former McDonald’s employee was criminally charged Tuesday after police discovered that marijuana candy was distributed at the Richland restaurant.

Damond Allen Carlson, 22, was charged Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, with one count of distributing marijuana. He no longer works at the restaurant.

Investigators with the Richland Police Department said Carlson was distributing homemade candy to other employees while on the job, and that the candy was made using marijuana.

An investigation was launched after some employees were unable to function while at work; it was later discovered that they were high from consuming a homemade candy, and they were subsequently fired for violating company policies.

Police are still investigating the case, in particularly trying to determine how the marijuana candy was acquired.

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