School­boy’s candy cash haul

Balonne Beacon - - LIFE -

WHEN Jeremy was in Year 8 in the early 1990s, his sin­gle mother started dat­ing a new man named Andy who worked at the Nerds candy fac­tory.

Jeremy was elated. Andy would bring home dozens and dozens of pack­ets for Jeremy.

But then Jeremy re­alised he didn’t like sour lol­lies. Luck­ily, he did like en­ter­prise. Over the com­ing months Jeremy would take his sur­plus of Nerds and build a syn­di­cated net­work of sales agents at his lo­cal high school. Jeremy went from nerd to king­pin, rolling in cash.

But when a drug bust goes down at school, all eyes turn to Jeremy and his net­work of candy deal­ers. Will he take the wrap for a far greater crime?

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