NEW YORK, N.Y. – Chipotle executive Mark Crumpacker has been taken into custody on charges of possessing cocaine. He had been leading the Mexican food chain’s marketing efforts to recover from an E. coli outbreak that sent sales plummeting.
NYPD Sergeant Lee Jones said Crumpacker was arrested on seven counts of possession of a controlled substance. Crumpacker’s attorney, Gerald Lefcourt, said Crumpacker was not in New York over the weekend and voluntarily turned himself in Tuesday.
He said Crumpacker was released on bail and his next court date is Sept. 8.
Chipotle said it placed Crumpacker on administrative leave following a New York Daily News report that he was among customers of a cocaine ring named in an indictment by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.