It’s a sound that evokes summer, laughter, innocence. But in the case of an ice cream man in Waldorf, Md., the sound pealing from his truck was seemingly an advertisement for drugs, according to the Charles County sheriff’s office..
Alexander Charles Hoskins, 20, was arrested April 10 after a tipster reported that he was peddling marijuana from his ice cream truck, according to Fox News.
According to the Charles County sheriff’s office, the sheriff’s narcotics unit received a tip through Crime Solvers about the alleged drug enterprise. After officers located the vehicle near Bayswater Court and Sheffield Circle in Waldorf, they initiated a traffic stop.
When a drug-sniffing dog gave a positive alert, officers searched the truck and recovered several baggies of suspected marijuana hidden in Hoskins’ briefs and a “large amount” of currency.
“It is surprising that somebody would actually deal drugs from an ice cream truck,” said police spokeswoman Diane Richardson in a video posted on myfoxdc.com.
Waldorf residents, some of whom have seen Hoskins around their neighborhood, also expressed distaste.
Said resident and father of young children John Huntley in the myfoxdc.com video, “Shocking. Very shocking. Disturbing really.”
Hoskins has been charged with felony possession of drugs with intent to distribute.