A senior Chipotle executive has been indicted in relation to an alleged drug trafficking ring in New York City, the New York Daily News reports
Chipotle Chief Marketing and Development Officer Mark Crumpacker was allegedly one of 18 “repeat buyers” charged Thursday with buying cocaine from a drug delivery service that operated out of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, according to the Daily News.
All the alleged buyers were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to indictment papers obtained by Business Insider.
Most of the defendants’ names were redacted from the documents. Business Insider was not able to confirm that Crumpacker was one of the redacted names. Chipotle did not respond to a request for comment.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office charged three people for allegedly operating the cocaine trafficking ring: Kenny Hernandez, 35, Felix Nunez, 27, and Oscar Almonte, 29.
Customers regularly paid between $200 and $300 for the delivery service, and purchased the drugs in bodegas, hotels, and Duane Reade convenience stores, according to the indictment papers.
According to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office:
“Members of the ring allegedly used car services to deliver the drugs to buyers, including to delis, restaurants, bars, apartments, hotels, and the buyers’ workplaces. The defendants delivered to locations across Manhattan, including the Lower East Side, the Upper East Side, Chelsea, the Financial District, and Midtown, as well as areas of Brooklyn and Queens. Many of the sales took place in delis or Duane Reade and CVS pharmacies. Customers generally paid between $200 and $300 per transaction.”
Crumpacker, 52, was named chief marketing officer of Chipotle in 2009.
He made an estimated $4.3 million in 2015.
In addition to his roles at Chipotle, Crumpacker serves as president of the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, a charitable foundation established by Chipotle in 2011. Crumpacker also serves on the board of directors of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.
Prior to joining Chipotle, Crumpacker co-founded a San Francisco-based branding firm called Sequence. He worked there from 2002 to 2008.
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