Police: Manager with hepatitis C had open sores, did heroin while making pizza at Little Caesars
The manager of a Little Caesars franchise in Shelbyville, Indiana, was arrested on Tuesday after she and her boyfriend were accused of buying and using heroin at the location, according to WXIN.
The Shelbyville Police Department began investigating Sasha Fletcher after an anonymous source reported that the former pizzeria manager and her boyfriend, Joshua Parson, both of whom have hepatitis C, had been preparing food with open sores on their bodies.
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When officers responded to the restaurant on Tuesday, they discovered Parson, who did not work at the pizzeria, preparing food with his bare hands. When questioned by police, Fletcher and Parson both appeared to be under the influence of heroin, WXIN reported.
Officers then deployed a K9 unit to search the area around the couple's vehicle. After the dog reportedly indicated the presence of narcotics near the car, police conducted a physical search, where they found several syringes and spoons with residue that "appeared to be heroin."
The pair was then arrested and charged with possession of heroin and possession of a syringe.
Fletcher has been fired by Little Caesars and the restaurant will be thoroughly disinfected, according to Robert Lewis, the county health commissioner.