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NYPD pays 3 men $33K to settle suit after cops mistake Jolly Ranchers for meth

Posted at 9:40 PM, Sep 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-06 00:32:29-04

(PIX11) -- Three Brooklyn men are getting a sweet paycheck from the city.

This comes after cops mistook Jolly Ranchers for meth and arrested them.

The NYPD agreed to hand over $33,000 to settle the lawsuit.

The arrest took place last year on Coney Island when two of the men were stopped by police after leaving a candystore.

Officers arrested them on a claim that an undercover cop saw them selling drugs.

The third person was arrested in connection to the others.

A lawyer for the police officers says they were just doing their jobs.