Reporting Pat Loeb
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By Pat Loeb
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you order your cheesesteak “with” at Jim’s on South Street, you’d better specify onions. For the second time in a year, an employee has been busted for suspected drug dealing on the premises.
Philadelphia police have charged 55-year-old Nathaniel “Danny” Cyrus with possession with intent to distribute, after arresting him at the popular steak shop last night.
This follows by ten months the arrest of another longtime Jim’s employee for alleged drug dealing. And that arrest followed the death of co-owner Bill Proetto, who was twice arrested on drug charges.
Police say the cases don’t appear related, but customers today had fun with the seeming pattern.
“In Philadelphia, it’s hard to get good cocaine, so I want to get in there before it’s gone,” joked one.
“I always get ‘with,’ said another.
Jim’s general manager declined to talk to KYW Newsradio on tape, but he said Cyrus’ arrest had nothing to do with the shop or any of the other employees who, he said, “just want to do their jobs and support their families.”