As if they haven’t had enough problems of late, now Chipotle’s Chief Creative and Development Officer Mark Crumpacker has been put on “administrative leave”, following reports that he was indicted for cocaine possession.
Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold issued a statement via email,
“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.”
The Daily News reported that Crumpacker and other defendants were indicted as part of an investigation that began in 2015 after one of its customers, an investment banker, jumped from the roof of his building and died. Many of the drug sales took place in delis, Duane Reade, and CVS pharmacies, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and customers generally paid between $200 and $300 per deal.
CVS and Duane Reade huh? Well, we certainly have enough of them in Manhattan and HELLO?! where else do you get drugs? At the drugstore! Duh.