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Police: Makeshift Ice Cream Truck Carried Drugs

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File photo of an ice cream truck. (Photo by Rosie Greenway/Getty Images)

File photo of an ice cream truck. (Photo by Rosie Greenway/Getty Images)

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — 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.

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