Police found drug paraphernalia and cocaine residue in an ice cream truck at an Oklahoma City park with a woman inside slumped over in the front seat.
Amanda Marylee Pickle, 30, was arrested on complaints of possession of a controlled and dangerous substance and possession of a hypodermic syringe Nov. 13 at Woodson Park, SW 29 Place and Independence Avenue, according to a police report released today. Pickle was released from the Oklahoma County jail on bail and has not been charged.
Oklahoma City police Sgt. Bradley Lair found Pickle about 5 p.m. when he was dispatched to investigate a report of a woman using drugs in an ice cream truck at the park. The woman appeared to grab something and move it onto the floorboard when Lair got her attention.
Lair asked the woman to get out of the van and saw the bottom part of a soda can and two syringes in the floorboard, according to the report. The inside of the can had a white residue that later tested positive as cocaine, and the syringes were uncapped with traces of blood on them. The outside of the can was blackened on the bottom as if it had been heated on the bottom to cook drugs to be drawn into the syringes, Lair wrote.
Pickle denied the items were hers and said she was disposing of them for a friend, according to the report.
A woman who answered the phone at Summer Song Ice Cream, listed as Pickle's employer in the report, said the truck belonged to the company but Pickle was never an employee. The woman on the phone declined further comment.
Pickle was convicted in 2007 in Murray County on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication, court records show. She received a six-month deferred sentence.