NYC mob bust includes ice cream truck

March 18, 2011 at 12:21 AM
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NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Police say the son of a New York police detective supplemented his income by peddling prescription painkillers from his ice cream truck.

Louis Scala Jr. offered frozen Good Humor tasty treats for the kids and Oxycodone for grownups from his Lickety Split truck as he merrily worked his route on Staten Island, authorities said.

"The truck was really a primary sales point," prosecutor Bridget Brennan told the New York Post.

Scala was busted along with a reputed Lucchese mob family associate in what Brennan said was a multimillion dollar prescription drug ring.

If that wasn't enough, Scala lived with his father, Detective Louis Scala Sr., of Manhattan's 10th Precinct, who apparently was unaware of his son's alleged off-the-menu offerings.

A retired police officer who declined to be identified told the Post he wasn't surprised the local Good Humor man was up to something funny.

"It did get a little frustrating when it would be out there at 9 o'clock at night," he said. "I'd think, why the hell is he selling ice cream at night?"

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