Texas mom discovers opiates in restaurant pasta

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Opiates Found in Leftover Pasta from Restaurant

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A mother who celebrated her 3-year-old daughter's birthday at a Cheddar's restaurant in Texas said she got an unwelcome surprise when she opened leftovers from the party - opiates.

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"I was in the state of just panic, just numbness, just because I wanted to make sure she was fine," Brittani McGhee-Smith told KVII.

McGhee-Smith said her grandfather discovered the two pills buried in the pasta's marina sauce, according to WTXF. After a quick search online, she discovered they were 50mg tablets of the opiate, Tramadol.

The City of Amarillo Environmental Health Department told KVII officials inspected the Cheddar's restaurant and discovered that personal medication was being kept on the kitchen prep line.

In a statement to KVII, Cheddar's said it has partnered with the health department to review its policy on personal items and proper storage.

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