A self-proclaimed candy man and his friend were arrested Monday night for allegedly selling cocaine in an apartment complex parking lot, according to Madison police.
Members of the Madison Police Department's East District Community Police Team observed the van while it was parked in a lot of an apartment complex in the 3000 block of Darbo Drive around 9:39 p.m.
Police said the lot was marked with no trespassing signs and the van appeared to be in a popular place as they watched people come and go. Authorities approached the driver, Patrick A. Jackson, 28, of Madison, who told police he sold candy.
Officials said Jackson was telling the truth because the back of the van was full of various snacks, candies, and drinks. Jackson had several hundred dollars and a state-issued sales permit for his business, "Candy Store on Wheels."
Police found nine baggies containing a chunky, off-white substance in the Candy Store on Wheels that tested positive for crack cocaine, according to police. Jackson was arrested on charges of possession of cocaine, and cited for trespass and traffic violations.
Morris B. Pleasant, 28, of Madison, was arrested on charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, and cited for trespass.