Attorney: Woman accused of selling heroin in Happy Meals was ‘trying to feed her children'

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PITTSBURGH —

The woman accused of selling drugs in Happy Meals from a local McDonald's appeared in court Tuesday.

Channel 11 News was there as Shantia Dennis walked out of court. Her hearing was continued while evidence is being tested in a drug lab, court officials said.

Investigators said the young mother sold heroin to undercover officers at a McDonald’s drive-through in East Liberty earlier this month. Her attorney called Dennis a hard working person.

“It’s important to note that this is a hard-working person who’s attempting to feed her children, and who’s attempting to work a difficult job that doesn’t pay a lot. Like a lot of hard- working Americans right now, she’s struggling just to make basic ends meet even while working a full-time job. She’s just a mother trying to feed her children,” defense attorney David Shrager said.

Dennis’ next scheduled court appearance is in April. A judge will then decide if there is enough evidence to send this case to trial.

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