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Federal Drug Enforcement Agency officials tracked a shipment of nearly $1.5 million in cocaine to the restaurateur's office. 
Federal Drug Enforcement Agency officials tracked a shipment of nearly $1.5 million in cocaine to the restaurateur's office. 

Natasha Dasher, the owner of a hip, new restaurant in Washington's Anacostia neighborhood, is facing drug charges after investigators say approximately 140 pounds of cocaine were tracked from Texas to her office doorstep.

According to a federal Drug Enforcement Administration affidavit, agents also found the truck driver and three large duffel bags containing about $1.5 million in the office.

The Washington Post reports the 36-year-old Dasher, owner of the Uniontown Bar and Grill that opened in February, was arrested Nov. 1. 

The restaurant owner, the driver, and an associate are now charged in Maryland and Texas with drug possession with the intent to distribute. Telephone calls to an attorney listed in court records for Dasher were not immediately returned. 

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