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Unwanted 'side' of marijuana found in food delivered by DoorDash driver

A Columbus man found a bag of marijuana next to a fork at the bottom of a bag of food he ordered. (Viewer photo){p}{/p}
A Columbus man found a bag of marijuana next to a fork at the bottom of a bag of food he ordered. (Viewer photo)

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A Columbus man found marijuana at the bottom of a bag of food he ordered to be delivered.

The man asked to remain anonymous but said he ordered the food through DoorDash on Aug. 9.

“I was scared at first but then again, I wasn’t very surprised," said the man who ordered his dinner from DoorDash.

He snapped a photo of the bottom of his bag where he found a fork and a bag filled with marijuana.

"Did this start with the driver?" he said. "Or did this start in the restaurant that I ordered this from?"

A Columbus Division of Police spokesperson said authorities are working to find out more information from those involved.

The man who received the order said the driver left and then came back and asked for the bag of marijuana.

“He would give me my money back and refund me my order if I gave him my entire bag back, cause he claimed that it was medicine in the bag for his friend that was to be used for medical reasons," he said.

The man told the driver he could not give him the bag back. Then, he called police and submitted a complaint to DoorDash.

A DoorDash representative called and emailed the man to discuss the incident.

"We do not condone this type of action and have therefore taken the step in removing them from our platform," The email from DoorDash read. "This Dasher will no longer be able to deliver future orders on DoorDash."

DoorDash sent ABC6/FOX28 this statement.

"What happened is not acceptable, and we have removed the Dasher from our platform. We appreciate the customer for reporting the incident."

"It’s scary, because I’m a healthcare worker, and I see how this affects people every day," the man who received the delivery said. "I even have a close friend whose nephew actually passed away due to smoking some marijuana that was laced by fentanyl."

The man who received the unwanted side of marijuana said he's worried about what could have happened if the order ended up in the wrong hands.

“I think about the kids," he said. "I have a nephew. I think about my coworker. He has granddaughters and grandsons."

Now, he's feeling hesitant about ordering dinner to be delivered again.

“I really feel like I question everything now, and I just want certain companies like Door Dash or Grubhub or others," he said. "I just want to question what kind of background checks they’re taking for their employees. And do they really know the people who are working for them, because I mean clearly, this one fell through the cracks."

According to DoorDash's website, the company runs both motor vehicle and criminal background checks on all its drivers.

Columbus police said this is the first time they've heard of drugs being discovered in a bag of delivered food.

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