Chipotle’s Mark Crumpacker pleads guilty to cocaine charges, will likely have his case dismissed

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Chipotle’s Mark Crumpacker pleaded guilty to cocaine possession this week after several months of litigation regarding his involvement with a New York cocaine ring.

Crumpacker will continue acting as chief marketing and development officer of the Denver-based Mexican chain, and will have his case dismissed if he attends treatment for one year, stays off of drugs and out of jail, according to New York Daily News.

“We're very happy the case will ultimately be dismissed,” Crumpacker's lawyer Gerald Lefcourt told reporters outside the courtroom.

Crumpacker was arrested in July on several counts of misdemeanor cocaine possession due to his involvement with a white collar drug delivery service. Fast Casual reported Crumpacker was caught on wire tap 13 times ordering cocaine from the Lower East Side service, which was charged with transporting an estimated $75,000 worth of cocaine throughout a year.

Following the arrest, Crumpacker was placed on leave from his job at Chipotle, but returned to work in September.

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