Police close Pennsylvania Chipotle after drug bust

June 7, 2017

A Chiptole in Pennsylvania was closed today after Radnor Township police suspected marijuana dealing at the restaurant on the 300 block of Lancaster Avenue in Wayne,according to CBS Philly.

Two people are in police in custody and a third is being questioned from the restaurant, which as been shut down until further notice. Police said they’ve called in the health department as well as drug-sniffing K9 units.

Radnor police told CBS Philly that they had made several undercover purchases over a "significant period of time" leading up to the arrests and had found a toilet stuffed with drug paraphernalia.

"These are serious allegations, and, if true, represent completely unacceptable conduct in one of our restaurants," Chris Anderson, Chipotle's director of communication, said in an email to FastCasual. "We will cooperate fully with the investigation to see that this matter is resolved."

This isn’t the first time a drug-related incident has plagued Chipotle. The brand's CDO, Mark Crumpacker, pleaded guilty in January to cocaine possession. His case will be dismissed, however, if he attends treatment for a year and stays off drugs and out of jail.

Crumpacker was arrested in July on several counts of misdemeanor cocaine possession stemming from a drug ring allegedly delivering more than $75,000 worth of cocaine over a year. Three men were charged with running the operation, which prosecutors said was based in the Lower East Side in New York.

Crumpacker has continued in his roles as chief marketing and development officer at Chipotle.


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