Man charged for selling drugs out of Ice Cream truck in Brooklyn

August 6, 2013 2:53:05 PM PDT
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says a man has been arrested on charges he sold drugs out of his ice cream truck.

Minas Gatas was arrested after a sting operation on Monday evening. He was arraigned Tuesday.

Prosecutors say undercover officers made two drug buys, including an $830 cocaine purchase.

At the time, the truck was parked at Owls Head Pier on the waterfront north of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

The undercover asked for a vanilla ice cream cone.

Gatas was arraigned Tuesday. A message left for his lawyer was not immediately returned.

Prosecutors say during the two-month sting operation, detectives also bought drugs from a deli where Gatas worked.

The ice cream truck was an independent operation, not affiliated with any well-known company.