Chipotle Executive Arrested On Cocaine Possession Charge

Talk about bad PR.

The man tasked with helping Chipotle rebrand its image after a disastrous year has turned himself in after being charged with cocaine possession.

According to the AP, Mark Crumpacker was arrested on seven counts of possession of a controlled substance in New York.

The arrest comes after Crumpacker was outed in a New York Daily News report as one of 18 customers of a cocaine ring in the state.

“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,” Chipotle said in a statement after the arrest.

According to the AP, Crumpacker was released on $4,500 cash bail. His next court date is in September.

Crumpacker made over $4 million last year in his position as the “chief creative and development officer” at the company.

The indictment in the case alleges that Crumpacker purchased cocaine multiple times during the time he was helping steer the burrito fast casual giant through a crisis after an E. coli outbreak last year.

Be sure to get some extra guac for ole Crumpacker the next time you go to Chipotle. Poor guy may need it.

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