The other day I was sitting on my back porch and heard the distant jingle of the ice cream truck. Being from North Dakota, I was thrilled to be hearing that sound in March, because back home there's still plenty of snow on the ground. In Wichita Falls, however, it's spring time. I love it.

As a kid you hear the sound of the ice cream truck, you run toward it. As an adult I still smile at the sound, but know that I can always get in my car and drive to the store if I want a frozen treat.

In New York, some adults have apparently been having a lot of fun with the sound of the ice cream truck. They've been buying their drugs from one.

Louis Scala sold ice cream to children from his "Lickity Split" truck and would allegedly make stops at prearranged spots where customers knew they could buy pills, according to the New York Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

Scala, 40, is accused of selling more than 40,000 prescription oxycodone pills from his ice cream truck in the borough of Staten Island and heading up a 30-person drug ring that included more than two dozen runners to fill fake prescriptions, prosecutors said.

The phony prescriptions would be filled by runners who would be paid in cash or in pills, they said.

I think one of the craziest things about this whole story is that this drug ring made over $1 million in the past year. That's a lot of cash!

Something makes me think that the cash isn't worth the jail time. Plus, they would probably seize all assets as drug related anyway, so now this guy is out everything. Maybe just stick to ice cream next time...

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