A Mister Softee driver who dished up pot and cocaine along with the ice cream was busted in his truck outside a Queens school yesterday, police said.

For certain customers, Jermaine Jordan, 26, of St. Albans, would double-cup his cold concoctions – tucking the drugs neatly between the two containers and giving new meaning to the term coke float, authorities said.

“People would approach and place their order,” a police source said. “The bottom of their cup would contain their purchase, either cocaine or marijuana.”

Jordan was arrested as he made his usual stop in front of Intermediate School 8 in South Jamaica – just as kids were being dismissed from summer camp, police said.

Parents outside IS 8 said they were disgusted by the alleged drug-dealing – especially since the suspect is a man they had come to know from his three years of driving the ice-cream truck.

“We trusted this guy. We send kids out there every day. I feel betrayed,” said Donald Williams, 53, who regularly gave money to his granddaughter for ice cream.

“I been here for 40 years and ain’t never would’ve thought Mister Softee was dealing drugs. Not Mister Softee.”………....READ FULL STORY

Law enforcement officials from Seattle to Miami are grappling with the spread of sophisticated indoor marijuana farms, often run by ethnic gangs, that produce hundreds of pounds each year.

“You can go into any neighborhood, the nicest neighborhood you want, and the person next door could be a marijuana grower,” said Mark R. Trouville, special agent in charge of the Miami office of the Drug Enforcement Administration. “It really is all about the money. It’s phenomenal.”

In Florida, such outfits are increasingly operated by Cuban-American crime syndicates. A Cuban-American organization based in Miami is setting up grow houses north in Gainesville, Jacksonville and even into Georgia and the Carolinas…………………….READ FULL STORY http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,353547,00.html

Damien Anthony Andrews, 34, was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at his log cabin located on a 39-acre parcel in Santa Ysabel last Wednesday, prosecutor Sherri Walker Hobson said.Federal agents found a sophisticated clandestine indoor marijuana growing operation consisting of 454 marijuana plants that was concealed underground, accessible by a concealed closet elevator in a garage structure on the parcel.From the elevator shaft, there was a 4-foot wide, 65-foot tunnel that led to the large underground grow rooms with irrigation, lighting, electrical and ventilation systems, according to the documents…….READ FULL STORY http://www.10news.com/news/11519120/detail.html

WEST VANCOUVER — It was a business venture worthy of famed ’70s potheads Cheech and Chong: Police officers called to investigate a possible drunk driver discovered $60,000 worth of marijuana plants being grown inside a car.The 140 plants — in two stages of growth — were being farmed inside a Toyota RAV4.”The investigators also discovered a transformer used to boost the electrical input of the car, as well as a watering can, a spray bottle and fertilizer. The man also had white sheeting, electrical cords and the right lighting.”……..READ FULL STORY http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=f38e2a4b-5901-4094-b496-60b37c6d83b

Police found numerous automatic weapons and explosives in the home, along with two fully automatic pill presses capable of making 12,000 pills an hour, and other equipment for manufacturing drugs.Police also alleged they found explosives in that home and a marijuana grow operation. Ten nearby homes were evacuated during the raid……….READ FULL STORY http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/06/26/bc-richmond-super-lab-ecstacy.html?ref=rss

Officers went to William Nickologianes’s home on Center Street Thursday afternoon to help his girlfriend pick up her belongings because she took out a restraining order against him.
That’s when police say they found a plastic shopping bag full of pot and drug paraphernalia in the kitchen.
Nickologianes came home a few minutes later. He had just been released from jail after being arrested earlier in the day for domestic assault and battery and illegal possession of a shotgun without a license.officers went into the back yard, where they say they found a pit ten feet into the ground with a strong smell of pot in it.
When investigators went down into the hole, they discovered the bunker – approximately 20 feet wide by 40 feet long – with several marijuana plants in different stages of growth. ……………….READ FULL STORY http://wbztv.com/local/carver.pot.bunker.2.758465.html

A Mountie looking for trucks with improperly secured loads on Sunday found a grow-op on wheels inside a cube van.Inside the van was 324 marijuana plants in various stages of growth – 115 mature plants and 209 clones (clippings from a mother plant) – as well as 1,760 grams of bud………..READ FULL STORY http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=c38161c6-56c6-461b-afd6-8869f4723769&k=75113

In a mountainous area that is far better known for raising cattle than for growing marijuana, the authorities have seized more than 76,000 marijuana plants in a series of raids in rugged terrain……………………………READ FULL STORY http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E04E2D61E31F932A3575AC0A961958260

A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Milwaukee said the ring used a Chicago-based tour bus company called Jackson Coach Lines as a front. The organization had two buses and paid people to act as passengers and drivers……..READ FULL STORY http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,269052,00.html

Authorities arrested 22-year-old Jorge Luis Martinez Reyes — an illegal immigrant from Mexico lured to South Carolina on the promise of $200 a day for “roofing work,” ……….. Agents spotted nearly 17,000 plants spread over three fields………. READ FULL STORY http://www.alipac.us/article2090.html