DoorDash Customer Says He Received Drugs With His Order

An Ohio man claims he discovered a bag of marijuana at the bottom of his food delivery from DoorDash and contacted police.

"I was scared at first, but then again, I wasn't very surprised," the customer told WSYX-TV.

After the customer discovered the drugs on August 9, he said the delivery driver returned to his residence allegedly asking for it back, WSYX-TV reported. He said the driver told him there was medicine for his friend in the bag.

But rather than return the marijuana to the delivery driver, the man said he called police and immediately filed a complaint to DoorDash.

Man claims he found drugs in delivery
Here, a stock photo of a person making a delivery. An Ohio man contacted police after claiming he discovered marijuana inside his DoorDash delivery. bondarillia/iStock

"I'm a healthcare worker and see how this affects people daily," he said. "I even had a close friend's nephew pass away due to smoking some marijuana laced by fentanyl."

DoorDash and Marijuana

Although the Ohio customer received more than he ordered in his delivery, DoorDash officially entered the cannabis industry in Canada in April.

According to Forbes, the company plans to partner with cannabis retail operator Superette to offer delivery options to adults 19 years and older through the DoorDash app.

The feature in the app will feature "curated menus and special collections," Forbes reported.

'I Question Everything'

The customer added that it is worrisome that the drugs could have potentially ended up in the wrong hands and said he is now hesitant to ever get food delivered again, WSMV-TV reported.

"I question everything now. I question the company's background checks. Do they really know the people who are working for them?" he asked.

According to the official DoorDash website, all drivers—called Dashers—must be 18 and older and give consent to a background check.

A spokesperson for DoorDash told Newsweek they are aware of the situation.

"What happened is not acceptable and we have removed the Dasher from our platform," the spokesperson said. "We appreciate the customer for reporting the incident."

According to WSMV-TV, police in Columbus are actively investigating the alleged incident.

Newsweek reached out to the Columbus Division of Police for comment.

DoorDash in the News

Last month, footage of a confrontation between a customer and a DoorDash driver went viral online. In the video, the delivery driver told the customer that he was fired after claiming the food was never delivered.

In June, DoorDash caused a debate online after a screenshot of an application posted to Reddit showed a question about the applicant's sexual orientation and pronouns.

However, a spokesperson with DoorDash told Newsweek that the image cuts off a bolded message stating that applicants can choose "I don't wish to answer" for any of the questions.

The spokesperson added that the questions are there to provide information about recruiting efforts and sourcing and to "inform diversity and inclusion initiatives."

Updated 08/17/2022, 4:54 p.m. ET: This story has been updated with a related video.