An Illinois drug operation came to an end after undecover officers purchased drugs and guns that smelled like barbecue, then traced them back to a restaurant owner.
SmokeHouse BBQ in Silvis, Ill. is owned by Terrell Howard, who authorities say is responsible for producing and moving between 15 and 100 grams of cocaine and as 10 to 30 grams of marijuana. Authorities eventually made the bust by following Darrius Martin, Howard's fresh-out-of-jail cousin.
Martin made arrangements to sell undercover offiers heroin and guns, and if watching him enter and leave the restaurant with a package wasn't incriminating enough, both the drugs and guns reeked of barbecue. After obtaining a warrant, for both the restaurant and Howard's residence, they found large quantities of cocaine.
The restaurant has reportedly been shut down while Howard remains incarcerated on $100,000 bail.