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'Candy man' arrested on charges of cocaine possession, officials say

Police: Man had state-issued permit for ‘Candy Store on Wheels'

MADISON, Wis. - A self-proclaimed candy man and his friend were arrested Monday night for allegedly selling cocaine in an apartment complex parking lot, according to a release.

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., according to the release.

Officials said the lot was marked with no trespassing signs and the van appeared to be a popular place as they watched people come and go.

Officials approached the driver, Patrick A. Jackson, 28, of Madison, and he told police he sold candy.

Jackson was telling the truth because the back of the van was full of various snacks, candies, and drinks, according to police. They said Jackson had several hundred dollars and a state-issued sales permit for his business Candy Store on Wheels.

Officials said they found nine baggies containing a chunky, off-white substance in the Candy Store on Wheels that tested positive for crack cocaine.

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.

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