Authorities arrested employees from a Papa John's in Sammamish, Washington for selling cocaine near the premises. The arrest concludes the six-month investigation conducted by the King County Sheriff’s Office and the Sammamish Police Department dubbed “Operation Extra Olives," which is a terrible name because who orders a pizza and says to themselves, "You know what would take these slices to the next level—more olives!"
The investigation started when detectives were tipped off about employees selling drugs in the Papa John's parking lot. They were not only able to buy drugs from two different workers, but one of them led the detectives to other drug dealers in Sammamish, Bellevue, and Washington.
Detectives were able to find a slew of drugs, including cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, marijuana, methamphetamine, and oxycodone, as well as $28,000 in cash and a car after executing search warrants in Sammamish and Bellevue Friday morning. When passing swabs at the Papa John’s, cocaine residue was found on the cash register and wash areas.
Coming off the feel-good story of a high school senior getting into Yale after writing an essay about Papa John's, this latest news isn't a great look for the restaurant chain. But sometimes, you have to turn lemons into lemonade, and in this case, there may be a Breaking Bad-esque plot here. And we already have the title—Kneading Dough. It's a play on words because the "kneading" could also mean "needing," and dough is an obvious reference to money. You know what, we'll just see ourselves out.