Layton Subway Restaurant Employee Drugged Cop’s Drink; Officer Hospitalized
Layton, Utah Subway Restaurant Employee Drugged Cop’s Drink; Officer Hospitalized.Layton, Utah – On Monday afternoon, a Subway restaurant employee was arrested for adding drugs to a Layton Police Department Sergeant’s drink. The sergeant was then hospitalized.
It all started when the sergeant went to a Subway restaurant drive-thru to get some lunch. Subway employee Tanis Lloyd Ukena, 18, was preparing the sergeant’s order when he added methamphetamine and THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) to the sergeant’s drink. The whole incident was captured on the Subway surveillance footage.
KSL obtained a copy of the report. “In the video, (Ukena) is seen filling the drink portion of the order at the drive-up fountain area,” the report states. “For some unknown reason, he walks away from the fountain machine out of camera view. He then returns to the drink where he is seen spending what seems to be an unusual amount of time getting it ready to deliver to the sergeant.”
The sergeant took several sips of the lemonade, and he later reported that it tasted funny.
“The (sergeant) began feeling the effects of being drugged,” the report says. “While approaching an intersection that had a red light, he had difficulty getting his foot to move to the brake pedal. (He) drove to the Layton Police Department, where he was observed to have signs of impairment. He was unable to process information and drifted off, and was unable to focus on questions being asked of him.”
The Layton sergeant was then transported to Davis Hospital and Medical Center. After being hospitalized, the sergeant was later discharged and is now recovering at home.
Officers were able to go to the restaurant to review the footage, and they saw that Ukena was messing with the sergeant’s drink. Ukena admitted that he had filled the drink, but he denied tampering with it. An ion scanner test was conducted on the drink, which indicated methamphetamine and THC were in the drink sample. It’s unknown just how much was added to the drink or if the sergeant could have ingested a potentially fatal dose of meth without medical treatment.
The owners of the restaurant were cooperative with officers, which allowed officers to help identify Ukena as the suspect. This incident should not be seen as a reflection on the owners.
This poisoning is just another example of an attack on a law enforcement officer due to their profession. While some may argue that we can’t know Ukena’s motives, we think that his actions speak for themselves. Ukena poisoned the sergeant because he was there in uniform and readily identifiable as a law enforcement officer; he wasn’t just trying to give away his drugs to random customers.This incident is no better than a physical attack on law enforcement, it’s just a more cowardly way to harm our heroes.
We wish this sergeant a swift recovery.