Anthony Vasilades (left) with Guy Fieri
Anthony Vasilades (left) with Guy Fieri

Sip & Bite owner Anthony Vasiliades agreed to plead guilty in connection with his arrest on cocaine charges, according to federal court records.

Vasiliades, whose family has owned the Canton diner since 1948, was arrested in northern Virginia earlier this year as part of a cocaine sting carried out by federal agents. As a result of the agreement, Vasiliades pled guilty to a single charge of “possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.”

Documents state Vasiliades sought to buy 2 kilos of cocaine for $50,000 from a dealer, who turned out to be an undercover DEA agent. The transaction took place in a parking lot. The agent got the money from Vasiliades, then returned to his own car. The agent returned with a black bag, threw it through the window of Vasiliades’ car, and arrested him, document state.

Vasiliades remains free until his sentencing.

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.