What's better than Sour Power, you ask? Weed in Sour Power packages. An East Harlem gang has been accused of using the candy's popularity and clever name to push weed in their territory. Earlier this week, 18 members of the Fetti Boys between the ages of 18 and 48 were arrested and charged with criminal sale of marijuana, conspiracy and criminal possession of a weapon.
According to authorities, the crew operated out of the Nassin Deli and sold between $200 to $1,000 everyday. Oh, and they also sold guns and crack, but who cares about that, right? Since February 2012, undercover police officers made 60 purchases at the bodega, and describe the buying experience as annoying.
"They really were actually a nuisance," said Manhattan North Narcotics Major Case Det. John Hourican. "They would ask you what you wanted. They would take you down the aisle. Sometimes they had it in a box of cereal and inside a bag of potato chips."
Police are unsure if the bodega owners were in on the scheme.