Police: Makeshift ice cream truck carried drugs

5:18 AM, Aug 1, 2012   |    comments
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SOMERSET, Pa. -- Police say they found suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia in a makeshift ice cream truck after parents complained about the suspicious vehicle.

Somerset police say the van with hand-painted spots was stopped Monday afternoon following complaints from parents. Inside officers say they found drugs, needles, syringes and a tourniquet.

Authorities say the truck was a white cargo van that had been repurposed to hand out icy treats.

The vehicle's suspicious appearance prompted parents to call police.

Investigators say the driver faces charges.

The Associated Press

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