MISTER SOFTEE Busted in Drug Sting

Don’t be deceived by the dapper suit and smiling sugary cone head:  Mister Softee is a one-mascot New York crime spree.

mister_softeeHere’s the scoop: Just as allegations began surfacing that a Mister Softee franchise owner may be using threats of violence to intimidate and scare off competitor Kool Man in Queens (read Mister Softee Accused of Threats & Thuggery),  Mister Softee got busted for drug possession in nearby Long Island.

According to Newsday:

A Mister Softee vendor was scooped up for making deliveries of cocaine while blaring the trademark jingle up and down his Long Island route, cops said yesterday.

Undercover cops conducting surveillance on an unrelated case said they spotted Kenneth Leiton, 22, roll up to a home in Westbury just after 4 p.m. Saturday.

After completing a drug deal with a woman there, Leiton slinked back to the truck, flipped the music back on and returned to his other day job, police said.

But the cops soon stopped him cold and allegedly found several bags of coke and a bag of pot among the chocolate, vanilla and sprinkles. Leiton was charged with criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance.

At First District Court, Hempstead, Judge Norman Janowitz set bail for Mister Softee driver Kenneth Leiton at $100,000 bond or $50,000 cash.

Kudos to NY law enforcement for taking a bite out of crime and giving this soft serve menace some hard time.

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