SLIDELL, La. — Officials say the owner of an ice cream truck in Slidell, La., has been arrested after detectives found drugs on the truck during a traffic stop.
In a news release, Slidell Police Department said that just after 11:30 a.m. on Monday, narcotics detectives saw a blue-colored ice cream truck that had an expired license as well as no brake lights near Old Spanish Trail. The detectives had been watching the ice cream truck recently due to information they received about the owner allegedly selling meth from the truck.
Police said they conducted a traffic stop and “discovered more than just ice cream.”
“Although ice cream is a great treat to eat on a hot day, the last thing anyone wants around their ice cream is methamphetamine. Unfortunately, “meth” was the exact substance found inside of a local ice cream truck, yesterday morning,” said the press release.
During a search of the truck, detectives found ice cream, methamphetamine, and other drug paraphernalia, according to WGNO.
Tamisha Morin, 42, was arrested for possession of narcotics, multiple traffic violations and an outstanding warrant, according to WGNO.
Morin was the owner of the ice cream truck called “Tami’s Ice Cream & Sweet Treats.” The truck was impounded, according to Slidell Police Department.
Detectives also found two small puppies inside the truck. Police said that both of them have been turned over to Slidell Animal Control and they are now safe.
“As always, keeping children safe is a main priority of the Slidell Police Department. Not only were more dangerous substances removed from the streets of Slidell, but this case also put an end to an operation that could have affected the health and safety of many children,” police said in the news release.
Investigators say they don’t believe any children were exposed to meth due to the truck being out of commission over the last few months.