­Dallas — While Jim’s Car Wash flourishes during tough economic times in South Dallas, not everyone believes the business is completely legitimate.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told the Dallas Observer that he believes the carwash is involved in criminal activity, and says he has personally observed what he believes to be drug activity.

Jim’s Car Wash has been involved in political cases before. The business was one of many in Dallas that complained of extortion from Dallas City Hall. Freddy and Dale Davenport, the owners of Jim’s Car Wash, were vindicated in that case, when the report following an investigation described protection racket harvesting of $20 million a year.

TX wash owners take on city hall

Eight years after the original legislative report, the Davenports were sent a letter that told them their property was needed for a city project, although the project wasn’t specified.  

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