Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Crumpacker Snorted Cocaine at Chipotle

The lines are long because he's giving it away:

"Chipotle Executive Put on Leave After Indictment in Drug Bust" July 1, 2016

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s Mark Crumpacker, one of the beleaguered company’s top four executives, was placed on administrative leave after he was indicted for allegedly purchasing cocaine from a drug ring in New York.

Crumpacker, who was named marketing head in 2009 and more recently took the title chief creative and development officer, was among more than a dozen people facing charges linked to alleged cocaine purchases over the last year, according to a person a familiar with the matter who declined to be identified because the matter isn’t public.

“We know very little about these charges,” Chris Arnold, a spokesman for the Denver-based company, said in an e-mail. “Due to the nature of this situation, Mark has been placed on administrative leave.”

The report comes as Chipotle struggles to bounce back from a string of E. coli and norovirus outbreaks. Crumpacker, whose compensation was $4.28 million last year, has led the marketing effort to restore the company’s image.

Eighteen “repeat customers” of a Lower East Side-based cocaine operation were indicted for allegedly purchasing the drug at locations ranging from delis, pharmacies, restaurants, bars, apartments, hotels and workplaces, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton announced Thursday.

Where my print ended, but you know one of the properties of cocaine is wanting more, right?

The ring was allegedly run by three men, who used livery services to deliver more than $75,000 worth of drugs to customers throughout the city, according to prosecutors. The news was previous reported by the New York Daily News.

Some of the names of the “repeat customers” were blacked out of the indictment because they had not yet been arraigned. The New York City Police Department referred questions to Vance’s office. Emily Tuttle, a spokeswoman for the district attorney, declined to comment when asked about Crumpacker.

The repeat customers were all charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor that carries no more than one year in prison.

Before taking over Chipotle’s marketing in 2009, Crumpacker was an executive at brand adviser Sequence LLC, which he co-founded in 2002. Chipotle has used the firm to help with its Food With Integrity campaign.

Crumpacker, 53, has a bachelor’s of fine arts from the Art College of Design in Pasadena, California. He also attended the University of Colorado.

The executive had a salary of $532,000 last year, and his compensation included additional stock awards worth $3.61 million.

Chipotle’s same-store sales plunged 30 percent in the first quarter of this year, and the chain posted its first-ever loss as a public company. Chipotle is scheduled to report second-quarter results on July 21.

Chipotle shares fell as much as 2.8 percent to $391.51 in New York after the company’s statement was released late Thursday. Crumpacker’s absence and the negative press surrounding the situation could hinder Chipotle’s bid to recover from the food-safety crisis, said Brian Vaccaro, an analyst at Raymond James.

“This news creates some headline risk that could temporarily negatively impact same-store sales trends,” Vaccaro said.


Let's face it, folks, drugs are de facto legal in the circles of elites and it's even an open joke. The bust here is an arbitrary exercise of raw power (btw, the NSA et al can't find the terrorists but...  whose on drugs here anyway?). What I see here is whatever forces initiated the destruction of Chipotle for its refusal to peddle GMO produce are continuing with the campaign. Chipotle will $oon $poil and be gone from your plate.

Globe snorted theirs up quick, both of them:

"Authorities seize more than $400,000 from three men in Barnstable" by Olivia Quintana Globe Correspondent  July 01, 2016

Police confiscated $400,000 in cash from three men acting suspiciously in Barnstable on Monday, authorities said.

According to Barnstable police, investigators observed a man carrying a small bag leave a white SUV and enter a Friendly’s restaurant in Festival Plaza on Route 132.

Detectives also watched two men in the SUV as it circled the plaza parking lot and parked directly in front of the restaurant, authorities said. At that point, officials confronted all three of the men.

Police said they seized the cash after the three provided conflicting accounts of their prior activities and their purpose at Friendly’s. Detectives found two backpacks filled with cash in the vehicle, which also contained three empty suitcases.

Police did not provide any other reason for seizing the money, and the men, who were from California and New York, were not arrested. But they noted that the seizure came amid an ongoing investigation carried out with the US Drug Enforcement Administration and State Police.



Missed a bit:

"It looks to be a big summer for ribs, thanks to record inventories and lower prices. Restaurant chains including Chili’s and Del Frisco’s Grille are promoting the dish, and consumers are increasing grocery store purchases. Pork is cheaper because the US pig herd expanded to the largest on record for this time of year amid lower feed expenses. The wholesale ribs price was at a six-year low June 30. And there are signs prices could keep falling. Last week, hedge funds cut their bets on a hog rally for the first time in a month. Ribs are processed year-round and stored in freezers during fall and winter. Most are then consumed in the spring and summer. “Ribs have always been a favorite at Ruby Tuesday, but we’ve seen piqued interest,” said Peter Glander, the chain’s executive chef. “It’s a little bit of an indulgence.”

Now I know why the airwaves are full of bacon, bacon, bacon from the fast-food franchises! 

Between the record pork and all the GMO corn no one wants, we are back on the slave diet of the mid-1800s over here. Mmmmmmm!

The only jolt I'm getting is from the cancer-causing(?) cup of coffee.