We don’t blame the owner of a Food Truck in Colorado for having an option available to order a side of meth with their delicious tacos. “Breaking Bad” has made available many creative ideas to provide methamphetamine to the toothless addicts, but little was known about the Taco Truck until law enforcement stepped in to investigate. Thanks to its appearance on “Breaking Bad,’’ fictional fast food chain “Los Pollos Hermanos’’ has gladly provided some meth cooks with a successful business plan to sell their mind altering substances. On the second through fourth seasons of “Breaking Bad,’’ drug kingpin Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) uses the 14 locations of the chain restaurant as a front for his crystal meth empire.
The Taco and Meth Food Truck idea could have sparked some creative ideas for series creator Vince Gilligan when Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) started out cooking meth in an RV at the beginning of the series. We are not sure if 37-year-old Juan Carlos Gonzalez was planning on expanding his enterprise, but it sure as hell look like he was running a fairly successful Taco and Meth Food Truck for quite some time according a news report by The Denver Post:
The joint federal and local law enforcement drug operation led to the “indictment of 17 people and the seizure of 55 pounds of methamphetamine in an alleged international drug ring that authorities say sold the drug out of a taco truck”.
I wonder how the exchange happened exactly; would an order that included an extra napkin be the secret password to get your buzz on? Maybe it was by toothless customer invitation only, buddy system for lack of better words? Who knows, meth addicts I guess!?
Check out more details for the bust:
Juan Carlos Gonzalez, 37, is accused of being the leader of the ring, called the Gonzalez Drug Trafficking Organization. The indictment alleges that he ran the criminal operation from his BMW, organizing drug dealers, drug storage and money laundering.
“Gonzalez coordinated with others to primarily import meth as well as cocaine from Mexico into California for delivery into Mexico,” the office said in a news release. Authorities said Gonzalez primarily used his aunts to distribute drugs.
Authorities followed those indicted over several weeks, discovering a complex array of stash houses and at least one storage unit used to allegedly peddle drugs. Maria Arellano is accused of selling meth out of her food truck near 8th Avenue and Federal Boulevard in Denver, according to court papers.
The indictment says the organization used coded language to make deals.One man drove a Mini Cooper into Colorado with 40 pounds of meth allegedly stashed under the car’s floor. Guns and money were also seized as part of the operation, which has led to charges of Colorado Organized Crime Act violations, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion.