Quarter pound of meth discovered in McDonald’s quarter pounder box during traffic stop

During a search of the vehicle, deputies found a McDonald’s box that did not contain a hamburger.
Published: Aug. 14, 2023 at 4:27 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2023 at 5:31 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - During a traffic stop, Putnam County deputies discovered approximately a quarter pound of methamphetamine hidden inside a McDonald’s quarter pounder hamburger box.

The Putnam Co. Sheriff’s Office said deputies conducted a traffic stop on a PLC INC. truck on Aug. 10, which was driven by 32-year-old Peggy Sue Cooper, of Cookeville.

Cooper gave deputies permission to search the truck, and during the search, deputies found the McDonald’s box that did not contain a hamburger. When they opened it, deputies discovered the meth which was approximately a quarter of a pound (four ounces).

She faces several drug charges and her bond has been set at $50,000. Cooper’s court date is set for Aug. 16.