PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Detectives have arrested a Murrysville McDonald’s employee, who they say was selling heroin out of the restaurant.

The Allegheny County District Attorney Narcotics Enforcement Team received information that Theodore Levon Upshaw was selling heroin out of the McDonald’s restaurant as well as in the parking lot along Route 22.

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“Distributing or selling heroin from the restaurant,” said Murrysville Police Sgt. Tom Kusinsky. “He was doing it right there at the McDonald’s. The process at which he took, I’m not sure of.”

Detectives say they were able to set up a controlled buy of the heroin from Upshaw in the parking lot of the restaurant utilizing an informant.

It’s not clear how long he had been an employee at the McDonald’s

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Police say Upshaw was living in a housing facility in Braddock after being released from SCI Mercer.

He received early release after being convicted and sentenced to three-years for possession with intent to deliver.

Upshaw is facing possession of heroin, and possession with intent to deliver charges.

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