A convicted drug dealer is once again dishing out ice cream to children and unsuspecting parents at one of Northern Ireland's most popular beach destinations despite being exposed by Sunday Life in 2018.
Ex-con Shane Carton had to pay back £127,000 proceeds of his crimes in 2007 after being convicted of selling £50 wraps of highly-addictive cocaine in Coleraine.
And in 2014 he was branded "evasive and untruthful" by a judge during a civil action.
In 2018 Sunday Life revealed former drug pusher Carton was working out of an ice cream van called Sambo Mr Whippy on East Strand beach in Portrush, selling sweet treats.
His presence as a trader at the family location caused concern and led to an investigation by Causeway Coast and Glens Council.
Now, sources told Sunday Life, Carton is back on the popular stretch of sand selling ice creams and has set up his own doorstep delivery service called Mr Whippy NI.
The business, advertised on Facebook, offers trays of ice cream for £5 a pop as well as a range of ices and sweets.
When contacted Mr Carton said "gobsh*tes" within the ice cream van industry were seeking to make trouble for him and insisted he had paid his debt to society.
He said: "What's the issue about this? It was 2007, 13 years ago, I've never stopped working.
"What line of work do I do? I've done me jail, I've paid me fine, I've done me crime, I've done me time. Am I now allowed a second chance at life?
"This is coming from other members of the ice cream community who have ice cream vans, I know that, obviously this is (where) it's coming from. I do have a street traders licence."
UUP Alderman for Causeway Coast and Glens, Norman Hillis , said he would be looking into the matter and felt any licence Carton is operating under should be revoked.
He said: "There was a process being worked through in 2018 and I believe warning letters were sent out.
"If you have a conviction you're not allowed to employ someone with a conviction and I believe the licence holder at the time was written to.
"I'm surprised he is back trading and I'll want to know what is being done about it.
"The rules are nice and simple, you cannot operate a street trading licence if you have any conviction and you cannot employ somebody with a conviction, it's nice and clear.
"So I think we should be withdrawing the licence from the person that has it."
Following his conviction for drug dealing, Carton was ordered to pay back £127,475 under proceeds of crime legislation in June 2007.
His conviction and confiscation order came about after an investigation started in April 2005 by the Serious and Organised Crime Unit of Coleraine police.
Several years later Carton had a £60,000 compensation case against a nightclub thrown out despite claiming he fractured his ankle on a slippery dancefloor. Carton, then 41, alleged he was injured at the Anchor Bar in Portstewart after slipping on a drink-covered floor.
However, High Court judge Mr Justice Horner dismissed his bid for compensation, labelling him "evasive and untruthful".
The judge held that Carton had been untruthful about his drinking or drug-taking at the time and told him: "I consider it more likely that he fell descending stairs while in a state of intoxication brought on by alcohol or drugs or a combination of both."
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council said in a statement: "Council is not aware of illegal trading taking place in Portrush.
"However, any allegations of this nature should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be investigated."