Cheese sticks with side order of cocaine land restaurant owner in jail

Photos: Ullstein Bild, Victor De Schwanberg/Getty Images
Photos: Ullstein Bild, Victor De Schwanberg/Getty Images

Hiding cocaine in cheese sticks sounds like a rejected Cards Against Humanity card, but it was all too real a practice at a Griffith, Indiana gyros restaurant.
ABC Chicago reports Broad Street Gyros saw its license suspended after a surveillance video released this week shows owner Carrie DeMoff placing a bag of what was later found to be cocaine in a takeout order of cheese sticks.

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Sneaky! But the cheese sticks never made it to their intended customer; instead, they were delivered to another woman, who subsequently received a call from the restaurant asking for the cheese sticks back. Of course, if a restaurant calls to ask for your cheese sticks back, you immediately search them for drugs. That turned up a Styrofoam container containing a white powder, which was deemed to be cocaine upon later testing.

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Police suspended the restaurant’s license and have placed DeMoff in Lake County Jail. There are no reports at this time of other coke-laced cheese stick incidents.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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A few years back, we had a story locally about a pizza shop that was a cover for drug sales. They were found out when somebody actually tried to order a pizza and the people in the shop had no idea what to do. At least these guys were able to produce some sort of cheese stick.