A Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy has sued the owners of a local restaurant as well as a server after he said he found a small baggie of cocaine in his water.
The Circuit Court complaint was filed by Ricky E. Wolfe against Debos Diners, owners of a chain of Steak 'n Shake restaurants, and server Jekievea Monchell Yearby.
Deputy Wolfe said the incident happened at the Steak 'n Shake on Hixson Pike on May 25, 2017, when he was off duty.
He said he noticed a strange taste to the water and then located the baggie of cocaine.
The suit, filed by attorney Robin Flores, says video showed Ms. Yearby putting the baggie in his beverage.
She said it "must have fallen in the beverage out of he waitress book while she was taking his order."
She admitted having more cocaine on her along with a small black straw.
Ms. Yearby was arrested and later indicted by the Grand Jury.
The suit says cocaine is a dangerous drug that caused harmful effects.
It says the incident could have led to the deputy being drug tested and losing his law enforcement position.
It asks $50,000 compensatory damages and $100,000 punitive damages.