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Please stop smoking weed in the drive-through, Gulfport restaurant asks

A Gulfport Sonic has a strong message for anyone who's smoking marijuana in its drive-through lane.
A Gulfport Sonic has a strong message for anyone who's smoking marijuana in its drive-through lane. Patrick Ochs

A fast-food chain restaurant in Gulfport has a message for anyone smoking marijuana in the drive-through line.

"ATTENTION," a laminated sign reads in the window of the Sonic on 17th Street. "If you are smoking weed in the drive thru you will not be served! Please show some common courtesy and smoke and air out before pulling up to order."

Store manager Yasman Freeman said the sign was posted about two weeks ago after a patron blew smoke in the face of an underage employee.

She said in addition to the incident, employees were tired of smelling pot when taking orders.

Freeman said the sign has worked so far, curtailing some unwanted aromas that would otherwise have wafted from patrons' vehicles.

"There have also been a lot of pictures (of the sign) taken," she said.

UPDATE (4/5/2018): The Sun Herald confirmed Thursday afternoon that the sign has been removed.

Patrick Ochs, 228-896-2326, @PatrickOchs
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