Members of the Sheriff’s Department towed away a dozen brightly colored trucks Tuesday, from which pot edibles and joints were allegedly being sold at the Crossroads of the World.
The expected crackdown was after a Daily News story about the proliferation of pot trucks and marijuana sellers that critics claim was turning Times Square into an open-air drug market.
The trucks, owned by Weed World Candies, weren’t towed for selling cannabis-laced products, city officials said. They were taken away after accumulating thousands of dollars in parking tickets.
Weed World trucks accumulated more than $500,000 in parking tickets in and around Times Square over the past few years, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office said.
About $316,000 in tickets and fines were already in judgment, the spokeswoman said.
Weed World Candies did not return a request for comment.
Tom Harris, the president of the Times Square Alliance, was happy that the city was taking action.
“We applaud the Adams’ administration for taking action on this issue – it is a good start,” said Harris. “It is important for the City of New York not to accept the status quo in terms of disorder in our streets and these trucks, collecting parking tickets, adds to that disorder. Let’s continue the good work.”
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