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Synthetic marijuana found in fast-food kids meal

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Dripping Springs resident, Dora Rodriguez, took her 10 and 11-year-old daughters to the Jack in the Box on William Cannon and Escarpment early Sunday morning.

"The girls were hungry, thirsty, so we stopped at Jack in the Box. We ordered two kids meals," Rodriguez said.

She told her daughters they had to wait until they got home to eat the meals and when they did, "My 10-year-old daughter pulled out this weird thing and she's like 'Ew, mom, what is this?' And me and my husband looked at each other."

What she found was definitely not on the menu. Packed underneath the food was a small plastic bag with something that looked like marijuana inside.

"Of course they were scared, they didn't want to eat their food no more," she said.

Rodriguez called the Travis County Sheriff's Department and a deputy came to her home to look at it.

"They tested it here. He told me it was not real marijuana, that it was synthetic weed," Rodriguez said.

According to the Sheriff's Department, the dispatch report stated that whatever was in the bag tested negative for marijuana and it was thrown away. However, there is some discrepancy over the results of the field test and exactly what color the tube should have been if the substance tested positive.

But, real or synthetic, Rodriguez just wants to know how it got in her daughter's kids meal.

"It bothers me, to try to explain to them, it's not real, but it's still not OK. The fact is that it was in my daughter's kids meal, it could have been someone else's kid."

The owner of that Jack in the Box franchise told FOX 7 they would be reviewing surveillance video from that morning to try to determine how the item got into that kids meal.

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