UPDATE 7/20: The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has issued an update regarding the pill found in a customer’s Del Taco burrito.
According to KCSO, the pill contained Fentanyl after it was sent to their crime lab for testing. Authorities do not believe employees are responsible for the pill being in the food.
The full update can be seen below:
On June 25, 2022, food was purchased from Del Taco on Merle Haggard Drive and taken back to a residence. Deputies received a report of a pill found stuck to the outside of a burrito. The reporting party indicated the pill was found after biting into the burrito. Medical Aid responded and cleared the subject at the residence. The pill was seized and submitted to the Kern County Crime Lab for testing. Results indicate that the pill contained fentanyl. How the pill got placed in the food is unknown. Kern County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Person’s Unit investigated further and were able to determine that the pill did not come from the Del Taco. Evidence indicates that it was not an employee and did not get placed in the food at the Del Taco.
Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Del Taco in northeast Bakersfield after a customer reported finding a pill in their burrito.
The full release can be seen below:
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a subject who had located an unknown type pill found in a burrito that they indicated they had purchased from the Del Taco located on Merle Haggard Dr. on June 25, 2022. The reporting party indicated they had picked up the food and returned to their residence. The reporting party indicated the pill was found after biting into the burrito. Medical aid responded to the residence out of an abundance of caution and the subject was cleared by medical aid at the residence. The pill was seized and will be submitted to the Kern County Crime Lab for testing. Kern County Sheriff’s Office detectives are following up on the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.