Cop Mistakes Jolly Ranchers for Meth, Arrests Innocent Man then Lies About It

methcandy“The officer confidently states that he has had professional training in the identification of meth-amphetamine.” Apparently he went to Willy Wonka’s school of drug identification.

However, spending over 24 hours in jail for the possession of candy is not laughing matter. Hopefully the young man from Brooklyn gets well compensated for the NYPD’s overt ignorance.

Love Olatunijojo, 25, and an unidentified friend purchased Jolly Ranchers at the It’Sugar candy emporium in Coney Island last June. Several blocks away, cops stopped and searched the friends and mistook the candies for crystal meth, according to the lawsuit.

 

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.