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Pregnant Mom Finds Unwanted Surprise in Her Mickey D's: Marijuana

386708 02: McDonald's famous golden arches catches sunlight March 14, 2001 at one of it's chain restaurants in Boston MA. Hamburger giant McDonald's Corp. warned Wednesday that the mad-cow disease scare in Europe will cause its first-quarter earnings to fall more than expected. McDonald's owns 28 thousand restaurants worldwide. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)
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All Brittany Songer wanted one Tuesday last month was to indulge in a little McDonalds. So the 23-year-old mom-to-be swung by her local Mickey D's in Ottumwa, Iowa with her fiance and her 2-year-old son, and ordered herself up a McDouble. But as Songer bit into her two-patty burger, she instantly knew something was... different about it. And no, not because of stale bun or a little too much mayo.

Nope; this burger was topped off with a little extra surprise inside: weed.

"It tasted bad, and I thought maybe it was because he had cologne on his hands when he bit it. Then I opened the burger and the cheese was just covered with weed,” Songer told the Ottumwa Evening Post. “Once I opened those burgers, you couldn’t smell McDonald’s anymore. You could only smell the illegal drugs that were on it.”

The McDouble (or as one clever HuffPost writer later called it, the "McDoobie") was immediately reported to police, who wisely determined that yes, it was topped with a substance that "appears to be consistent with marijuana."

“It appeared to be something that may have been intentionally placed on the burger and by who is part of the investigation," Lt. Jason Bell told the Des Moines Register. "We are trying to determine who actually put it on there."

Police have since whisked the alleged weed-burger off to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for testing–though officials say it could take up to two months for results to come through.

If the results do turn up positive for marijuana, it looks like someone could be facing jail time for "administering a harmful substance," a Class D felony. In the meantime, though, investigators have made no arrests. (Though they did reportedly uncover some drug paraphernalia on a McDonalds worker at the restaurant.)

As for Songer, she's pretty upset about the whole thing, considering she's currently carrying a baby and all. (Not to mention the entire scenario is pretty disgusting). “I have a very, very tiny fetus growing inside me right now and I don’t know if that harmed it at all. It’s a very scary thought,” she told the Ottumwa Evening Post.

“I was in complete shock that someone would want to put that on someone’s food and give it to them," she continued. "They have no idea who it’s going to and then it goes to a pregnant woman. I was very shocked, and then I got very angry that someone would do that. I just hope that they learn that was very foolish and hurtful."

In the meantime, it looks like McDonalds has lost a customer. Despite going there "up to three times a week" before getting pregnant, Songer admits she has grown pretty distrustful of what's in her food, ever since the April 29 incident. (We don't blame her.)

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