May 25, 2007, 9:49PM
Child says more than no to marijuana-toting ice cream truck
Marijuana found on ice cream truck MISSION, Texas — The jingle of the ice cream truck meant bomb pops, push-ups and pot-sickles, too, and at least one young customer figured that wasn't cool.
Police say an elementary school student tipped them off to an ice cream truck driver who apparently was selling $5 and $10 bags of marijuana from the truck. Most customers were in the third, fourth, and fifth grades.
"It's a scary thought, but that's the info we received," Mission police Chief Leo Longoria said.
The driver, a Mexican national, was arrested Thursday. Police today were withholding his identity pending an expected arraignment on drug possession charges.
While police didn't witness any sales, they did find packets of marijuana alongside the more traditional frozen treats.
News video showed the driver might have been doing some subtle advertising. While the outside of the truck was festooned with pictures of ice cream, pendants in the shape of marijuana leaves dangled inside the truck.