By Brendan Brosh
NY Daily News
Bronx men to file $2M suit against city after cops arrested them for ‘crack’ that was really candy
A drug bust of two Bronx men wasn’t all it was cracked up to be – and now they’re looking for a sweet payday from the city.
Cops accused Cesar Rodriguez and Jose Pena of having crack cocaine in their work van, but it was only coconut candy, they said Friday. Charges were dropped after tests showed they were telling the truth, but the two men plan to file a $2 million suit against the NYPD.
“I spent five days in jail for possession of coconut candy,” said Rodriguez, 33, an ex-con who works as a plumber’s assistant.
He and Pena were parked near an Arthur Ave. bodega Jan. 15 when two police officers asked to search their green Chevy Venture van, the men said.
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