Prosecutors: Pizza Delivery Man Also Delivered Cocaine
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.
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.
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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