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

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(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.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.