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Father And Son Sold Cocaine Out Of Pizza Parlor: Police

05/19/2014 12:30 pm ET | Updated May 19, 2014

Some people like coke with their slice.

A father and son face drug charges after police said they sold powder cocaine from their Moline, Illinois pizzeria.

Police searched Adriana's Pizzeria and two residences May 14, and arrested 44-year-old David A. Curtner, Sr. and his son, 22-year-old David A. Curtner, Jr. The men face charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

Investigators said they kept an eye on the shop because a lot of people visiting the business walked away without pizza.

"They weren't coming out with pizzas," Kevin Winslow, Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group director, told the Quad-City Times. Winslow also said that drug dealing at the pizza parlor got so brazen that investigators witnessed transactions conducted out in the open.

The Curtners were described by Winslow as mid-level dealers who had peddled coke from their pizzeria for two to three years, the Quad-City Times reported.

The suspects also sold cocaine at nearby bars, police said.

The investigation was launched after police heard complaints from neighbors. Vicki Pearson, who owns a bookstore and gift shop across the street from the pizzeria, told WQAD she'd heard rumors about the drug deals.

"Well, it was good pizza, darn it," Pearson told the station. "But as far as running drugs, that's terrible. I don't want that across the street from my business."

Both suspects were held at Rock Island County Jail.

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