Chipotle Executive Arrested in Connection with a NYC Drug Ring

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Chipotle executive was arrested in a connection with a New York City drug ring.

Chipotle used to be the America’s favorite Mexican restaurant. However, after several E. Coli outbreaks and changes to their food preparation many former fans of the DIY Mexican restaurant have jumped ship. And now, Chipotle can add a cocaine drug ring to their list of problems.

According to Business Insider, a Chipotle executive has been indicted as part of a massive cocaine bust. Senior Chipotle executive Mark Crumpacker was one of 18 customers that were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance having been connected with a Manhattan cocaine delivery service. Chipotle has already placed Crumpacker on leave and issued a formal statement today:

“At the moment, we know very little about these charges. Due to the nature of the situation, Mark has been placed on administrative leave. We made this decision in order to remain focused on the operation of our business, and to allow Mark to focus on these personal matters. Mark’s responsibilities have been assigned to other senior managers in his absence.”

Three individuals have been charged with allegedly running the drug delivery service. The Manhattan district attorney’s office said that many of the delivery locations took place inside delis and pharmacies throughout Manhattan. In addition, each transaction cost customers between $200 and $300.

So what did Mark Crumpacker do for Chipotle?

Mr. Crumpacker was the chief marketing officer in 2009. And despite the company’s financial issues. Crumpacker made $4.3 million last year. Now, the recipe of Chipotle’s steak is probably the least of his concerns.

Via: Business Insider

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