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Papa John’s employees sold meth and cocaine at restaurant

By Mason White 1:07 PM June 5, 2017
Drugs found at Papa John’s
Drugs found at Papa John’s
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A group of employees who worked at a pizza shop, sold drugs on the side to earn some extra cash, according to police in Washington.

The Sammamish Police Department said that they have arrested 5 Papa John’s employees after being caught selling cocaine, meth and marijuana.

The suspects were identified as a 21-year-old and 26-year-old from Bellevue, and two 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old from Sammamish.

They were booked into jail, pending a bail hearing.

According to the criminal complaint, police launched Operation Extra Olives after getting a tip that the Papa John’s employees were selling drugs from the restaurant.

Undercover police officers went to the Papa John’s located at 721 228th Avenue N.E., where they managed to buy drugs from employees.

Later, police raided the pizza shop, where they found $28,000 in cash, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, Oxycodone, LSD and meth.

Police tested numerous surfaces at the restaurant and found that they were contaminated with drugs.