2012-04-10 / Front Page

Ice cream (truck) headache: Driver charged with pot possession

BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

RICHMOND — A Richmond police officer charged the driver of an ice cream truck for allegedly having pot aboard following a traffic stop Saturday morning on Main Street.

Richmond Police Chief Scott MacMaster said Officer Josh Staples stopped the ice cream truck at 10:58 a.m., following a prior report that a suspicious ice cream truck was traveling in a neighborhood that doesn’t have any children. Staples located the ice cream truck, which was about to turn into Richmond High School, and signaled for the driver to pull over on Main Street.

“The officer reported the smell of marijuana and conducted a search of the vehicle based on the probable cause of the smell of the marijuana,” MacMaster said.

The ice cream truck driver, 24-year-old Travis Wilson of P.O. Box 208, South Gardiner, received a summons for possession of a usable amount of marijuana — which is up to 1.25 ounces according to state law, MacMaster said.

He said the ice cream truck does belong to a legitimate ice cream company.



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