Officer loses consciousness after eating at subway restaurant; The hospital tells him what was added to the food

A Utah Subway employee is accused of putting illegal drugs in a police sergeant’s drink.

Tanis Lloyd Ukena, 18, was caught on surveillance video spending “an unusual amount of time” preparing a Layton police officer’s drink on August 8, KSL News reported.

“In the video, [Ukena] is seen filling the beverage portion of the order in the drive-up fountain area,” according to a Davis County Jail report. “For some unknown reason, he moves away from the fountain machine and out of camera view.

He then returns to the drink, where he seemingly spends an unusual amount of time preparing it for delivery to the sergeant.

According to the report, Ukena spiked the sergeant’s drink with methamphetamine and THC. The sergeant reported that the lemonade “tasted funny.”
“That [sergeant] began to feel the effects of the anesthetic,” the report said. “As he approached an intersection with a red light, he had difficulty getting his foot on the brake pedal.

[He] drove to the Layton Police Department, where he was found to have signs of impairment. He was unable to process information, drifted, and couldn’t focus on questions he was being asked.”

The officer was taken to a local hospital. Layton Police Sergeant Clint Bobrowski confirmed that the sergeant was in uniform at the time of the incident. Investigators believe the sergeant was targeted because he is a police officer.

“I know the community here in Utah is overwhelmingly supportive of law enforcement, and we’ve seen that over the past few months… I think it’s a very isolated incident,” Bobrowski said.

Bobrowski described the condition of the sergeant.

“He would have thoughts, but his body wouldn’t react to them,” Bobrowski explained. “So when he tried to move his arm, his arm didn’t move when he thought he should. It was difficult for him to maintain his concentration. He found it difficult to maintain his body. His body twitched. And for a trained police officer watching him, that’s all I’ve seen of people abusing illegal drugs.”

The sergeant has since been discharged from hospital and is recovering at home. Police did not release the sergeant’s name and he is reported to be returning to work.

Ukena told police he took the sergeant’s order but “declined to put anything in the drink,” according to the prison report.

Layton Police said an ion scanner test showed meth and THC were present in a sample of the same drink that Ukena gave the officer. The department added that a second test also “tested positive for narcotics.”

Ukena was jailed in the Davis County Jail and faces charges of secretly administering a substance, a second-degree felony, Deseret News Utah reported.

“We are very grateful to the owners and managers of the Subway restaurant,” Bobrowski said. “This is in no way a reflection on the ownership of the restaurant. They have fully cooperated with our police. We are not afraid for the safety of the public. They treated us great and we would definitely encourage the people who eat there to continue to do so.” Officer loses consciousness after eating at subway restaurant; The hospital tells him what was added to the food

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