An Arkansas man is suing his parents for $2 million in damages after he says the family’s candy maker sold counterfeit candy to people who could not afford to buy it at home.
A judge on Monday approved the seizure of four tons of candy, valued at about $3 million.
The family says the $2,826,000 was seized during an unrelated drug investigation in March.
The case will go to a grand jury.
A lawyer for the family, who declined to give his name, said the seizure was a result of a joint investigation by the state Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the U.S. Postal Service.
He said the candy maker and his family members were “very cooperative” with authorities.
The Arkansas attorney general’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.