Will that be vanilla or chocolate with your OC’s?

An ice cream vendor who peddled prescription painkillers from the same truck he sold frozen treats to kids, was sentenced on Tuesday to three and a half years in prison.

The sentence was part of a plea deal struck by Louis Scala, 30, the head of a $1 million drug-trafficking ring run out of his Lickety Split truck, prosecutors said. He pleaded guilty in August to one count of conspiracy and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Scala, 30, obtained the drugs with a prescription pad stolen by an accomplice from a Manhattan doctor’s office. Through a network of more than two dozen runners, he was able to get nearly 43,000 oxycodone pills between July 2009 and June 2010, with a street value of $20 apiece…

Scala drove his Lickety Split truck through neighborhoods in Staten Island, selling ice cream to children while inviting adults into the back to buy pills.

American entrepreneurs are truly special.

One thought on “Will that be vanilla or chocolate with your OC’s?

  1. Footnote says:

    “The Legend of the Hot Tamale Peddler” http://reefermadnessmuseum.org/chap11/NewsPaper.htm Example: “Dr. Davidson described the weed which belongs to the hemp family from which marijuana is extracted. It has a long history going back as far as the Vedas in India and the weed grows prolifically in cities as well as rural communities.
    It is peddled by vendors of hot tamales, soft drinks at almost any low class dance hall or night spot in the U.S., according to the speaker who stressed particularly the danger to high school students who become addicted to the use of marijuana. It produces a peculiar psychic exaltation and derangement of the central nervous system and its prolonged use develops a delirious rage which sometimes leads to high crimes. Dr. Davidson urged that there should be campaigns of education in every school so that children will not be deceived by the wiles of peddlers, but will know of the insanity, the disgrace, the horror which marijuana can bring to its victims.
    At the close of the program, flowers were given to the teachers and refreshments were served.”

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