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Kids Get Drug Dealer's Custom Shoe Collection

As Casey Molina heads to jail, Boys & Girls Club gets donation
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2014 11:54 AM CDT
Kids Get Drug Dealer's Custom Shoe Collection
In this photo taken Feb. 28, 2012, limited edition sneakers, wrapped in plastic to protect them, sit in a Chicago consignment store.   (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

(Newser) – A convicted drug dealer in El Campo, Texas, won't need his custom sneakers and hat collection in prison—so they're going to the Boys & Girls Club, the Houston Chronicle reports. Cops found 22 pairs of collector Nike Air Jordans and quite a few sports caps in the home of Casey Molina, 30, when they investigated. Molina this month pleaded guilty to possession of drugs with intent to deliver; he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Also in his house was some $8,600 in cash and an array of electronics, from smartphones to video games; no word on their fate. "I didn't know him to be a major drug dealer, but for El Campo purposes, he was big," says a prosecutor.

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As for the hats and shoes, "We have so many kids with needs, I'm sure we can use them as incentive to do homework and participate with the programs," says the club's director. "It's always good to have an attainable goal." (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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