Young, rich – and busted: Fox producer, Chipotle executive, Merrill banker, Wall Street accountant, Cushman & Wakefield broker and HuffPo blogger cuffed after year-long Manhattan cocaine sting


  • Katie Welnhofer, 29, who works on Mornings with Maria has been arrested
  • Mark Crumpacker, 53, Chipotle’s CMO, has also been indicted 
  • Sources told Daily Mail Online he will surrender in the next few days  
  • They were two of 18 alleged drug dealers collared as part of the operation 
  • Christopher Dodson, a client associate at Merrill Lynch, and his real estate professional brother were also indicted
  • It followed a year-long undercover investigation by New York City cops
  • Three kingpins allegedly used livery services to delivery the cocaine around Manhattan and to Brooklyn
  • The deals are said to have gone down in multiple locations, including CVS and Duane Reade pharmacies and a Gristedes supermarket
  • Some of them also had the cocaine delivered to their homes and offices

A Fox News producer, a Chipotle executive and an associate at Merrill Lynch are among a group of 18 high-flyers who have been arrested after a massive New York cocaine ring was cracked.

Katie Welnhofer, 29, who works on ‘Mornings with Maria’ on Fox Business, and the Mexican fast food chain’s Chief Marketing and Development Officer, Mark Crumpacker, 53, have been indicted after the operation.

Christopher Dodson, 28, a client associate at Merrill Lynch, and his brother Austin, 24, an associate at real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, were also arrested.

Underwriting consultant Christian Jewett, 31, Marwood Group senior associate Kyle Holmes, 27, tax accountant Roman Yoffe, 36, and Huffington Post blogger and education professional Alexander Mallory, 31, were also among those also indicted.

They were all charged with the criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, according to court documents seen by Daily Mail Online.

It followed a year-long investigation into a massive drug ring that sold $75,000 worth of cocaine and operated from the Lower East Side.



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