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Employees were arrested using a Taco Bell as a meth lab.
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Ever wonder why Taco Bell tastes so delicious even though you know it's terrible for you?

Well, if you live in Iowa, the answer to that might be more than simple sugars, grease and salt.

An employee and another man were arrested in Cedar Rapids Aug. 4, after police found traces of meth production in the fast food restaurant.

Eater, appropriately, has the story:

Public safety spokesperson Greg Buelow tells the news station that police officers responded to calls about suspicious persons at 4:45 a.m. When the officers entered the restaurant, they found meth lab remnants. UPI notes that police have not clarified whether or not meth was cooked inside the restaurant but police donned hazardous material suits as they investigated the situation.

Taco Bell corporate told the reporting tv station in a statement that "the incident was 'unacceptable' but 'isolated.'"

"The employee has been terminated and our franchisee is considering pressing criminal charges," the statement said.

Hmmmm, meth being run out of a 'Mexican' food restaurant...

Sounds like a pretty familiar idea. There's no telling where those criminal masterminds might have gotten the idea...