Long Beach police arrested two men on suspicion of selling methamphetamine and marijuana out of an ice-cream truck in North Long Beach Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.
During an investigation, narcotics detectives discovered the truck was being used as a front for drug sales, according to Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria.
The truck was on Artesia Boulevard near Obispo Avenue around 4 p.m. Sunday when police approached it and found drugs with a street value between $2,000 and $4,000, Chavarria said.
Drug Investigations Section Detectives arrest two suspects for sales of Meth and Marijuana from an Ice Cream Truck on the 3200 Blk of E. Artesia Blvd. Firearm recovered. #LBPD #LBPDNorth pic.twitter.com/oP0oljWOhf
— LBPD Detectives (@LBPDDetectives) August 27, 2018
The two men arrested are George Williams, 57, and Monti Ware, 41, according to authorities. Williams was held in lieu of $30,000 on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale, police said. Ware was held in lieu of $50,000 bail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a firearm while selling drugs and being an ex-felon in possession of a gun and ammunition, according to police.
Both men are from Long Beach, Chavarria said.
Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor of the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or @jeremiahdobruck on Twitter.
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