Police Throw Man in Jail After Mistaking Jolly Ranchers for Crystal Meth

An assortment of Jolly Rancher candies

An assortment of Jolly Rancher candies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Police Throw Man in Jail After Mistaking Jolly Ranchers for Crystal Meth

Gawker.com wrote his Name: Love Olatunjiojo

Drug War inspired police work at its best.

 
October 21, 2013  |
 

For any New Yorker that still needs convincing of how essential stop-and-frisk tactics are to keeping them safe, some intrepid NYPD police work has taken hard candies off the street.

According to a lawsuit brought against the NYPD by Love Olatunjiojo, police arrested and held the 25-year-old man for 24 hours after mistaking Jolly Ranchers for crystal meth, reports the New York Daily News. Olatunjiojo and a friend had just made the purchase — at the It’Sugar candy emporium in Brooklyn — when police approached and searched the two men. According to the complaint, obtained by the  Smoking Gun, “Finding only candy, including the Jolly Rancher candy mentioned, the officers repeatedly searched Plaintiff and told him “it was only a matter of time before they found something.'”…

Read whole article here, please:

http://www.alternet.org/police-throw-man-jail-after-mistaking-jolly-ranchers-crystal-meth?

Love Olatunjiojo says he and two friends had just purchased the sweets at the Coney Island candy megastore It’Sugar and were walking away when they were stopped by Officer… watch Gawker.com

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