Friday, April 1, 2022

'Mr Taco' off to jail for 14 years

The former owner of a chain of taco restaurants in Wisconsin was convicted of cocaine trafficking and sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. Luis Morales, 41, of Mr. Taco and Savor Food & Spirits, led a local drug trafficking organization that distributed large amounts of cocaine in the Fox Valley between 2014 and 2020. A lengthy investigation determined Morales often traveled to Chicago, where he obtained large amounts of cocaine, and also made frequent trips to Mexico and Colombia.
The Mr. Taco location in Kimberly was often used to distribute and accept payments for cocaine. Morales arranged for his employees to sell "large amounts of cocaine" at Mr. Taco's Kimberly location. Morales also owns Mr. Taco restaurants in Appleton and Hilbert, as well as Savor Food and Spirits in Kimberly.