Chipotle CMO pleads guilty to drug possession

January 6, 2017

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s top marketing executive plead guilty Friday to a misdemeanor drug possession charge that his attorney said would be dismissed if he completes a rehabilitation program.

Mark Crumpacker, chief marketing and development officer for the Denver-based chain, was named in June as a customer in a New York cocaine ring indictment. He pleaded guilty to a single count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday

Chipotle had placed Crumpacker on leave when the charges were filed in June, but he returned to work in September.

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