When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have Meth

Tanis Ukena mugThis schmo, one TanisĀ Ukena, is charged with spiking a cop’s drink with meth. It was a new experience for the police sergeant in the Utah town of Layton.

The police officer knew something was wrong after he took three sips of the lemonade he ordered from a drive-thru sandwich shop in northern Utah.

He struggled to find the brake pedal of his patrol car at a red light. When he arrived at the police station in the city of Layton, he drifted off and couldn’t answer questions.

His colleagues sent him to the hospital Monday and later found out the police sergeant’s drink had been spiked with methamphetamine and THC.

Investigators believe it was done intentionally by an 18-year-old Subway employee, who was arrested on suspicion of surreptitiously giving a poisonous substance.

Tanis Ukena denied the allegations but acknowledged what investigators learned after watching surveillance video: He was the only one to prepare and handle the beverage.

via Subway worker accused of drugging officer’s drink – Story | WNYW.

Hey, Subway has the employees they have. At least this one wasn’t a kiddie diddler like their former spokesman.

[Police Lt. Travis] Lyman said police have not had any previous problems with the Subway or with Ukena, outside of stopping him for speeding.

Is that, maybe, why he poisoned the cop?

The state crime lab is testing the drink to determine the amount of drugs it contained.

The incident has raised eyebrows for Layton police officers who commonly eat at drive-thrus as they move from call to call, Lyman said.

“This is pretty surprising to us, certainly,” Lyman said. “I imagine officers will be bringing lunch from home for some time.”

Fortunately for the on-the-go cops, most people, even working in fast food joints, aren’t creeps. They aren’t Tanis Ukena.

13 thoughts on “When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have Meth

  1. Alan Ward

    what a doink! Layton is a pretty mellow LDS town near Hill AFB. If this was over a speeding citation this kid is one messed up Phuk.

    1. Me

      The officer’s symptoms don’t match with the drugs supposedly in his drink. I don’t believe the officer and think that the investigation should focus more on him. He probably needed an excuse to fail a drug test.

      1. KB Dave

        Tell us about your experiences with mixing meth and THC. I, for one, would love to be enlightened as to what the symptoms should be.

      2. John Distai

        Years ago, I used to have a neighbor who could tell you. “Professionals” by day, meth cookers by night. So thankful they are gone.

  2. Kenwats

    Tanis? Who names their kid Tanis? Somebody been reading the Dragonlance novels for too long? At least pick a good series. Name your kid Aragorn or Boromir or something. Heck, Thorin or Gimli while you’re at it.

    1. Toastrider

      Ever read David Eddings’s books? The heroes in his stories could be sneaky and underhanded, but dammit, they were the good guys.

  3. Bill T

    This is so wrong on so many levels regardless on which side you take. On one hand you have a kid supposedly spiking the drink of an on-duty cop, driving a car, carrying a sidearm. It could be a deadly situation. How has the kid’s behavior been lately? On the other hand as “ME” posted the officer, if he did indeed, fake the spiked drink; why frame this kid? How has he been behaving on the job the past few weeks/months. Leave the “jury” out ’til more facts are in.

  4. Raoul Duke

    Usually Subway is the SAFE place to go… because you can stand inside and watch the “sandwich artist” make your food…and most of them have you handling and filling your own drink cup.

    For you tin-foil-hatters who just wanna find a bad cop to hate, no matter what, I challenge you to look up cases of fast-food workers tampering with police officer’s meals- they are well-documented. Cases of cops lying about poor burger-flippers for whatever reason? Not so much.

  5. Ti

    Food and Medicine Adulteration is the lowest form of life. It will be interesting to see where this goes.

  6. Cap'n Mike

    Anybody is capable of anything, but I have to agree with Raoul.
    Its possible the cop spiked his own drink, but its a real stretch.

    I have read one too many of these stories and long ago started bringing my food to work.

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