Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The "REAL" Ice Cream Man SMH: Brooklyn Man Sold Coke & Oxycodone Out Of Ice Cream Truck

The New York Daily News reports: Mina Gatas, 20, was caught on a surveillance video inside the ice cream truck handing an undercover cop a plastic bag with about 13 grams of coke — and an ice cream cone. 

“He brazenly sold large quantities of drugs right from the ice cream truck while children bought their ice cream just a few inches away,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. 

The sale happened July 9 at Owls Head Pier in Bay Ridge, a popular spot with kids and families, officials charged. In the video, the undercover is seen walking with Gatas to the truck — parked in a bustling spot where it has been all summer — and gives him a hat that contained $830 in cash. Gatas allegedly returned the hat with cocaine inside.

 At the same time as the illicit transaction is going down, Gatas is asking the officer which flavor he would like. The officer responded “vanilla.” But that wasn't code for the white powder Gatas was charged with charged with sale of a controlled substance and has his bail has been set $10,000. Gatas also worked at the In and Out Halal Deli on Fifth Ave., which is where he first drew attention from investigators when he started yapping about his ability to get coke and oxy pills. BK hustlers have been slipping recently. Back in May, a Papa John's employed was nabbed selling cocaine out of pizza boxes.