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Boston Chef Arrested for Carrying 20 Pounds of Edibles Across Canadian Border

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Ribelle's Timothy Maslow is having an strange weekend

Timothy Maslow.
Timothy Maslow.
Cal Bingham

One of Boston's top chefs is out on bail this weekend after being arrested at the Canadian border. According to the Boston Globe, Timothy Maslow of Ribelle was allegedly caught reentering the United States at 4:44 a.m. on Friday with 22.5 pounds of THC edibles and a pipe in his vehicle.

Vermont State Police say the 31-year old chef was traveling with four others but "claimed it was all his" and was "very cooperative." WPTZ reports that Maslow was charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of a depressant, stimulant, and narcotic. He was arraigned at the Franklin County Courthouse, where he pled not guilty and was released on $5,000 bail.

Maslow, who was named one of Food & Wine's 2015's Best New Chefs, had been in Canada for a pop-up event at Montreal restaurant État-Major prior to his arrest. His restaurant Ribelle is a member of the Boston Eater 38 and recently earned a four-star review by the Boston Globe, yet its future appears to be uncertain. Recent videos posted to Maslow's Instagram account imply the restaurant may be undergoing a revamp. In one video, business cards for Ribelle are set on fire. The caption reads: "Last service @ribellebkline in the books. So looking forward to gutting this bitch like a pig and getting it right."

In a second clip, a copy of the Globe's review is set on fire, with Maslow writing, "I'm done with this one too. Have your 4 stars back @bostonglobe. Give it to someone who wants it."

Eater has reached out for more details. Stay tuned.

Update, 2/28, 6:47 p.m.: Additional information regarding Maslow's Montreal pop-up dinner has been added to the body of this post.

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