Enterprising Drug Ring Sold Oxy Out of Ice Cream Truck

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Sadly, not the actual oxy ice cream truck. Photo: Hector Mata/Getty Images

New Yorkers like their oxycodone, and some of them got their oxy fix from a special ice cream truck on Staten Island. Some very ambitious young drug dealers sold hits of the drug for $20 a pop out of a Lickety Split ice cream truck. Louis Scala and Joseph Zaffuto got blank prescriptions from Nancy Wilkins, who was an office manager for a Manhattan orthopedic surgeon. "They knew who in the neighborhood was either an addict, already addicted to oxycodone, or was in desperate financial straits," said city special narcotics prosecutor Bridget Brennan. The oxy truck scam "was a poorly kept secret," she continued, but no one from the community tipped off authorities. Shocking!

Oxycodone ring busted: $1 million-a-year business run out of ice cream truck on Staten Island [NYDN]