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Prosecutors: Pizza Delivery Man Also Delivered Cocaine

Ramon Rodriguez Accused Of Hiding Kilo Of Cocaine In Box Of Chicken Nuggets
Drugs Hidden In Papa John's Pizza Box

Drugs Hidden In Papa John’s Pizza Box

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Since when does pizza come in kilos?

A Papa John’s delivery man is accused of selling cocaine, using his delivery gig as a cover for his sales.

Ramon Rodriguez allegedly made 19 cocaine sales – including a kilo of cocaine for $27,500 – to an undercover officer, police said. Rodriguez, 45, used the tools of his pizza trade to assist in the sales, police said.

According to cops, Rodriguez was wearing his Papa John’s uniform when he met the undercover officer outside the restaurant’s Sunset Park location Wednesday night. After meeting the officer, Rodriguez went back into the shop and came out carrying a bag, pizza box and a chicken nuggets box, according to authorities.

Some of the money and drugs recovered after the arrest of an alleged dealer who worked for Papa John's. (credit: Handout)

Some of the money and drugs recovered after the arrest of an alleged dealer who worked for Papa John’s. (credit: Handout)

The pizza box contained a kilo of cocaine, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors claim on other occasions Rodriguez – dressed in his uniform – told undercover officers he was interrupting his deliveries to make drug sales.

Drugs hidden in a Papa John's box. (credit: Handout)

Drugs hidden in a Papa John’s box. (credit: Handout)

Another man, Jonathan Martinez, was also arrested for allegedly selling drugs after Rodriguez set up a meeting with an undercover officer.

Both face criminal sale of a controlled substance charges.

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