Drug Ring Bust Exposes Food Truck Selling Tacos With A Side Of Meth

Not the tacos in question, they just look yummy. (ChrisGoldNY)

Not the tacos in question, they just look yummy. (ChrisGoldNY)

It’s no Los Pollos Hermanos, but Mexican food and methamphetamines have met once again, this time outside the fictional bounds of Breaking Bad, on a taco truck in Denver. Of 17 people there recently indicted on charges related to trafficking/selling meth, one was accused of shilling meth right from the taco truck where she worked.

“The brazenness of this ring was astounding,” Attorney General John Suthers said, according to KUSA in Denver. “For example, customers could literally walk up to a food truck and order a side of meth with their taco.”

As part of the investigation, authorities seized 55 pounds of meth from one of the ring members’ cars, some of which was hidden in the floor. Officials are calling it one of the largest amounts of meth confiscated in a single bust in the state.

The driver of the car is accused of then distributing those drugs to his aunts, including the woman who’s accused of selling meth out of the taco truck. Drug deals went down using code words, so customers weren’t actually saying, “Two carne asade, one lengua and oh yeah, some meth.”

“In this case, we heard coded language like, ‘six pack’ and ‘yellow cups’ to set up their transactions,” Deputy AG Matthew Durkin said.

The owner of that truck says he had no idea meth was on the menu, and he won’t be charged.

AG: Food truck sells tacos with ‘a side of meth’ [KUSA]

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