Men arrested for allegedly selling drugs out of "candy van"

Men arrested for allegedly selling drugs out of "candy van"

By Jaclyn Brandt. CREATED Jul 17, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul 17, 2013

MADISON - Police arrested two men on drug charges after investigating what the suspects called a "candy van."

The van was located inside an apartment complex parking lot, and Madison police officers watched many people come and go.

"I observed what appeared to be many transactions being made," said one of the officers.

"Ain't nothing in this van but candy," the driver of the van told the officer. "Yea I sell candy."

The van was full of snacks, candies and drinks, as well as hundreds of dollars and a state-issued sales permit for his business: Candy Store on Wheels.

However, police also found nine bags of a "chunky, off-white substance" in the van, which tested positive for crack cocaine.

Patrick Jackson was arrested for Possession of Cocaine, and cited for Trespass and traffic violations. Morris Pleasant was arrested for Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, and cited for Trespass.