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Texas Cops Turn Dealer's Fancy Car Into Police Vehicle With Message On Rear Windshield

Illegal drugs are a scourge on our nation. Drug dealers all around the country are cruising around our neighborhoods and communities looking to sell their dangerous products and turn our children, brothers, and sisters into addicts.

Besides not paying taxes on the large sums of money they are making, drug dealers are likely to be involved in other types of violent crimes, which means neighbors are at risk of getting mugged or robbed. Parents very reasonably worry that their children are not safe as a drug dealer may try to entice a child to try drugs to try and network as well as get a new customer for life.

The town of Mesquite, Texas had an ongoing problem with a major drug dealer known as the “candy man.” The Candy Man would flaunt his wealth and would drive around in a tricked out station wagon to show off what he had bought with the profits from selling drugs.

The Mesquite police kept trying to bust the Candy Man, but it seemed he was always at least a step ahead of the cops. The police managed to arrest most of his associates, but the Candy Man remained free for years.

Even the smartest criminals can only evade justice for a while. Crime almost always eventually catches up with you and you have to pay for the consequences of your actions.

Yes, the Mesquite police eventually busted the Candy Man and he ended up in jail for a number of years. Even better, the Mesquite Police confiscated his car and all the cash in his bank accounts.

Moreover, the Mesquite cops decided to take things one step further and do a little flaunting of their own. They figured they might as well make the Candy Man’s wheels a message to all the other would-be drug dealers who think they can get ahead by selling drugs.

The Candy Man’s fancy wheels now serves as a reminder that drug dealers do not get to enjoy the fruits of their crimes for long, and will always be on the run until the long arm of the law finally catches up with them.

In many cases, the law allows local police departments to confiscate possessions used as part of a crime or illegally gained by criminal activity. Most confiscated items end up sold at auction, but on a few occasions, police departments keep items, such as when they figure they can put a vehicle to better use. And that is exactly what the Mesquite cops did with the Candy Man’s luxury station wagon.

In a delicious irony, the police now use the Candy’s Man’s truck as a symbol and a warning to other would-be drug dealers.

Just to make sure that everyone understands what the odd-looking police car driving the roads of Mesquite is all about, the department put up a sign in the rear windshield that reads:

This vehicle belonged to a drug dealer; He went to jail and we are driving his car.

This warning from the police in Mesquite is not the only message like this. Similar messages on police vehicles have been seen across the country including cities in Florida and South Carolina.

Source: AWM
Photo: AWM, US Herald

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