Meth lab discovered in a Taco Bell


Sometimes you can’t help but wonder what’s happening behind the scenes during the production of delicious Doritos Locos tacos or Nachos Bell Grande, and if you live in Cedar Rapids, you have a right to be a little worried.

4:42 a.m. Tuesday morning officers were called to the site of a Iowa Taco Bell location because of suspicious activity. The police found an employee and their friend inside the restaurant, and they went inside once a Taco Bell manager arrived. Once inside, they found the remnants of a meth lab.

“We understand that two people, one an employee, entered our franchisee’s restaurant illegally, allegedly possessing suspicious items,” a Taco Bell representative said in a statement. Both we and our franchisee find this completely unacceptable. Our franchisee has been cooperating with Cedar Rapids Police to investigate this isolated incident.

“Although the suspicious items found in the restaurant were not used in the kitchen, the employee has been terminated and our franchisee is considering pressing criminal charges. The restaurant will reopen after it has been sanitized inspected by the Health Department.”

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