Maraschino cherry tycoon kills himself as cops find 'Breaking Bad' drug lab

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  1. SomerSky

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    BUSTED! They had me at Cherry Tycoon...:cwl:
    • Arthur Mondella, 57, shot himself dead in the bathroom of Dell's Maraschino Cherries factory in Brooklyn, New York
    • Investigators looking into environmental offenses smelled marijuana coming from the walls
    • Mondella went into his private bathroom and shot himself in the head
    • Investigators had entered the premises on environmental warrants but suspected factory was being used as front for a grow lab
    • Officials discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars, 80lbs of pot and a fleet of vintage cars


    The owner of a maraschino cherry company shot himself dead on Tuesday as police broke into a secret drug lab hidden behind the factory walls.

    Company president Arthur Mondella, 57, had cooperated with investigators for five hours who were at Dell's Maraschino Cherries factory in Brooklyn, New York over allegations the generations-old, family business had been dumping hazardous waste.

    Investigators reportedly came across suspicious shelving in a storage unit - then behind a door found a false wall with the smell of weed seeping through.

    The entrance to a dug-out basement was then found, with three bags of marijuana inside.
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    what a shitty way to get busted. the shelves looked odd? fucker couldn't spend an extra thousand to make it all look right?

    were they dumping hazardous waste or did somebody rat him out and the cops used the waste as an excuse to come in and search?

    RIP big guy.

    now the anti pot people can say that marijuana has caused a death!
    finally.
    ONE!
    :yay:


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    Who the fuck eats maraschino cherries?
     
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    Breaking Bad was about meth, not marijuana.
     
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    this is why he was growing pot.
     
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    ahh memories of high school and those teasing little whores! :yay:
     
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    there was a story on this guy in the Times a year or so ago.... huge business... maybe people don't eat cherries, but every bar in America has jars of his product on hand.
     
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    come to think of it, he was under questioning for 5 hours yet he had a weapon on him or in the bathroom?

    how did that happen?
     
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    I read another article that said they couldn't get a warrant, so they used the EPA to get in there. The EPA didn't go in poking for "EPA violations" they went in looking for drugs.
     
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    Close to a Breaking Bad connection: The scene where the police went to question the Madrigal exec over his connection with Gus Fring -- that guy went into the bathroom and offed himself too.
     
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    Just greedy
    he must have been making a lot of money already. Those cherries are expensive like $3 for a puny jar.
     
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    People at every bar, restaurant, & tavern in the U.S. :rolleyes:
     
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    The fucker killed himself over 3 bales? What was his max in NY?
     
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    weed country is on discovery channel.
    how appropriate.
     
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    Cherries get ya high?
    Gonna pick up a few jars later at the supermarket. :)
     
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    yeah, all things considered, money and all, he wouldn't go down too hard unless there is a lot more to this story. well, he'd end up getting 10 years or so but good behavior in a white collar prison system is not too terrible.

    italian guy right? :whistle:
     
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    Sorry, but just because a girl can tie a knot in a cherry stem with her mouth does not make her an oral expert, based on my experiences. Maybe some of the female types here can prove me wrong?