Last weekend, detectives discovered an ice cream truck that they allege was being used to sell illegal drugs throughout the Long Beach area. Two suspects have been apprehended.
41-year-old Monti Ware and 57-year-old George Williams live in Long Beach, and while looking into narcotics activities in the area the authorities came across the men working together inside of an ice cream truck. The vehicle was adorned with signs displaying popular goodies often offered on an ice cream truck, but detectives reportedly found that the pair were using the truck as a front for an illegal drug operation.
When the inside of the ice cream truck was inspected it was reported that it contained up to $4000 worth of drugs in the form of marijuana and methamphetamine, along with a handgun and assorted items that the police believe were intended for packaging drugs that were sold.
Ware and Williams were taken into custody on Sunday afternoon and they were both booked into the Long Beach city jail.
Williams is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale and he was ordered $30,000 as the amount of bail for his release.
Ware is also being charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale. He was handed down additional charges for possession of a firearm while selling drugs, and being a felon in possession of a gun and ammunition. His bail has been set at $50,000.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a drug crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.