Even soccer coaches think they’re Walter White these days.
In what can best be described as a “Breaking Bad” style plot, a recently departed high school soccer coach has been arrested for allegedly operating a drug ring that trafficked hundreds of grams of cocaine across central Pennsylvania, according to multiple local media reports.
And a student helped bring him down.
Carlos Mendoza, 52, who coached the Red Lion (Pa.) girls’ soccer program for two seasons until 2015, and four other men are charged with running a cocaine operation out of Mendoza’s M&J Pizza shop in Lower Allen Township, Pa., according to a grand jury report obtained by WGAL-TV.
And how did police discover this alleged cocaine pizza parlor, you ask? A student arrested for possession this past August turned informant and led authorities to his dealer/pizza man, with the help of some wiretaps, according to the report. Snitches get slices, or however that saying goes.
Mendoza is being held in Cumberland County Prison on $150,000 bail, pending charges ranging from manufacturing and delivering of drugs to corruption, according to the York Daily Record.
The lesson, as always, kids, don’t do drugs. And definitely don’t deal them.