Cops aren’t exactly known for being funny. But one police department proved that there’s a funny side to repossessing a car. However, the story behind this particular vehicle wasn’t as humorous as police officers made it seem. You see, the truck’s backstory stemmed from the vigorous pursuit of a suspect who had wreaked havoc in a town for several years.
A Quaint Little Town
On the surface, Ketchum seemed like the perfect town. This city in Idaho had over two thousand people. During ski season, the quaint town, which is near Sun Valley, came to life. But throughout the year, everything ran slow and smoothly in Ketchum. All that changed when the streets in Ketchum were hit with something sinister.
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The use of controlled substances began to rise in Ketchum. Cops found teens running wild while possessing a number of illegal substances. But authorities couldn’t figure out who the supplier was. Ketchum wasn’t known for having controlled substances. And yet, the number of reported cases regarding these substances continued to rise every month. By this point, cops were determined to discover the source behind the dealings. But other problems began to plague Ketchum, which kept officers occupied.
Other Community Issues
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As if controlled substances weren’t bad enough, authorities also had to deal with petty theft. In order to support their bad habits, people were finding quick ways to make cash by stealing. If that weren’t bad enough, the local hospital reported medical issues related to substance abuse. It seemed that more patients were brought to the ER for using too many substances. But when cops interviewed one man, they got their very first lead.
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The alleged dealer used a common pseudonym in the crime world to identify himself. The Candyman was his name. But sadly, that was all the information authorities had on him. They were baffled by how one guy had caused so much trouble for the residents in Ketchum. The Candyman was proving difficult to catch, and soon enough, officers had become discouraged. One day, they caught the lucky break they were looking for.