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Pretzel maker arrested for selling drugs out of drive-thru

An ex-con proprietor of a Pennsylvania pretzel store was arrested Thursday for allegedly selling prescription drugs by way of his retailer’s drive-through window.

Brian Schlagel, the 45-year-old proprietor of a Philly Pretzel Factory franchise in Monroeville, had been below surveillance from the DEA for months over suspicion that he had been distributing prescription ache capsules.

The investigation began in July when police obtained a tip {that a} pretzel store proprietor was buying capsules from prescription drug customers and flipping them for revenue by way of his business.

One suspect who admitted to buying illicit capsules from Schlagel informed police that the pretzel maker was “the biggest pill dealer” on the town.

Police swopped down on Schlagel after staking out the pretzel store and watching him purchase $14,000 price of oxycodone in a car parking zone close to the shop, cops stated.

Brian Schlagel
Allegheny County
Philly Pretzel Factory pretzels
Schlagel has a felony historical past and an arrest file for capsule utilization.
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Schlagel tried to cover newly bought capsule bottle — containing 240 30mg capsules of oxycodone — in an envelope full of money after being confronted by police, officers stated.

He faces fees of possession with intent to ship, prohibited acts and tampering with proof.

Schlagel has a felony historical past and an arrest file for capsule utilization. He additionally served jail time in 2016 for a hit-and-run after driving into two individuals on bikes.

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