RADNOR, Pa. (CBS) — Three people are in custody after a Chipotle restaurant in Radnor was raided by police Wednesday morning.
Radnor Police Superintendent Bill Colarulo told Eyewitness News that the restaurant on the 300 block of East Lancaster Avenue has been under surveillance after undercover officers were able to make multiple drug purchases from employees at the Chipotle.
Police say the drug bust happened after an employee allegedly tried to sell a half-pound of marijuana to undercover officers for $975.
“My narcotics investigators found information that there were employees here selling marijuana,” Colarulo said.
Police took into custody 22-year-old Robert Lane, 24-year-old Kydeem-Amad Shoatz, and 23-year-old Briana Davis.
Lane was arraigned on numerous drug charges, while Shoatz faces charges as a co-conspirator.
The investigation lasted weeks as court documents show undercover officers bought marijuana from Lane multiple times. Lane allegedly carried the drugs on him and made the transaction outside.
“On the past purchases, the employee would come out of the store with the marijuana on his person which indicates he had it on his person while he was handling food,” Colarulo said.
Township health inspectors also found drug paraphernalia in the bathroom toilet sink and numerous health code violations in the restaurant.
“Our health inspectors are going through it. The conditions are not very good that we’re finding right now. We think there are some serious health concerns,” said Radnor Township Manager Robert Zienkowski.
At the time of the bust, Paddy McNamera was having lunch in the packed restaurant.
“Next thing you know that side door opened and there was a cop who came in waving his arms, saying, ‘Everybody get out. Pick up your food, get out now.'”
This is the fourth restaurant in Radnor that has been busted for allegedly selling drugs. The other three were McDonald’s, Season’s Pizza and a bartender at Estia Taverna.