Slidell, LA – Police impounded an ice cream truck and arrested the truck’s owner after discovering she was using the vehicle to sell methamphetamine in February.
The Slidell Police Department (SPD) announced the arrest of “Tami’s Ice Cream & Sweet Treats” owner Tamisha Morin in a press release on Feb. 28.
“Although ice cream is a great treat to eat on a hot day, the last thing anyone wants around their ice cream is methamphetamine,” the SPD said. “Unfortunately, ‘meth’ was the exact substance found inside of a local ice cream truck, yesterday morning.”
SPD detectives said they were keeping an eye out for Morin’s blue ice cream truck after they were tipped off that she was “allegedly selling meth” from it.
They spotted the vehicle traveling down Old Spanish Trail without any brake lights and an expired license plate shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 27, so they pulled her over.
“Detectives conducted a traffic stop and discovered more than just ice cream,” the SPD said. “Upon searching the truck, detectives located melted ice cream in the freezer, methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia.”
In addition to impounding Morin’s truck, police also placed two puppies found inside the vehicle into the care of Slidell Animal Control.
Morin has been charged with possession of narcotics and multiple traffic violations, and was also served with an outstanding warrant.
The SPD said the ice cream business had “been out of commission for several months” prior to Morin’s arrest, and that they “don’t believe any children were exposed to meth.”
“As always, keeping children safe is a main priority of the Slidell Police Department. Not only were more dangerous substances removed from the streets of Slidell, but this case also put an end to an operation that could have affected the health and safety of many children,” the department said.