Ice cream bust: Drug ring operated in back of truck with treats 

WHO: Highly addictive black-market prescription pain-killers were sold in New York City through an ice cream truck.

WHAT: The drug ring sold $1 million worth of the illegal narcotics, according to prosecutors. Nearly 43,000 oxycodone pills were sold between 2009 and ’10.

WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: The leader of the drug ring, Louis Scala, came up with the plan to sell the pills during his regular rounds in his Lickety Split ice cream truck, authorities said. After selling ice cream to kids, he would meet with adult oxycodone customers, who would go into Scala’s truck to get the pills.

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