Police say that on a second visit to the Franklin McDonald's drive-thru the same day, the Hardyston man made unwanted comments to the employee before “soliciting prostitution.”
FRANKLIN — A Hardyston man was charged Thursday with soliciting prostitution and drug-related charges after police say he gave a restaurant employee marijuana along with cash and a handwritten note.
Franklin police say Terrence O'Leary, 64, went through the drive-thru window of the Franklin McDonald's on Route 23 once and then later returned, making contact with the same male employee working at the window. Police say the second time around, O'Leary made unwanted comments to the employee before “soliciting prostitution” when he handed the employee the drugs, note and $100 in cash.
The incident occurred on Monday, Sept. 9 and a manager of the restaurant subsequently contacted police.
On Sept. 12, detectives with the Franklin Borough Police Department made contact with O'Leary, whose residence is listed in Hardyston but who uses a Franklin mailing address.
O'Leary was placed under arrest in his home and charged with distribution of marijuana, distribution of marijuana within a school zone and charges related to prostitution.
A search warrant of O'Leary's home was executed and police seized more than one ounce and less than five pounds of marijuana along with other controlled dangerous substances and drug paraphernalia, police said.
About $18,000 in cash was also recovered from the residence, according to police.
O'Leary was additionally charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
He was processed on all charged and released pending a court appearance.
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