Did you hear about the ice cream truck on Staten Island named Lickety Split that oxycodone in addition to the usual array of frozen treats.
According to the NY Times, Louis Scala II was one of 31 people charged with a conspiracy that prosecutors said trafficked nearly 43,000 oxycodone pills in Staten Island. Enough oxycodone prescriptions were filled on Staten Island last year to supply more than a quarter of the borough’s population, according to the New York City special narcotics prosecutor, Bridget G. Brennan.
They typically re 30-milligram pills for $20 each, about 12 times the prescription price, prosecutors said, and made nearly $1 million in the past year.
Mr. Scala provided as wholesome a location as possible for buyers, prosecutors said. He usually parked his ice cream truck near his home on Bedell Street, Ms. Brennan, the special prosecutor, said. While Mr. Scala ice cream to children, she said, the oxycodone buyers would sit in their cars and wait their turn.
We’re sure The Rolling Cones would never do something like this!