Big bundles of dollar bills and an assortment of illegal drugs were recovered by detectives who raided a St. Albans home on Thursday morning, police said.
The raid occurred at 6 a.m. on Dec. 1 at the home of 38-year-old Nelson Donigan on Brinkerhoff Avenue near Merrick Boulevard.
Law enforcement sources said on Friday that the raid that the 113th Precinct conducted was the result of an ongoing investigation.
In executing a search warrant at the location, detectives found more than $41,000 in cash; various quantities of heroin, marijuana and cocaine; drug paraphernalia; a loaded, .40-caliber Taurus firearm; and a bulletproof vest.
Donigan, who was taken into custody at the scene, was charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a firearm. Arraignment information was not immediately available.
Deputy Inspector Frederick Grover, commanding officer of the 113th Precinct, took to Twitter to praise the results of the raid:
Another search warrant yields crack, heroin, cocaine, pills, marij and $41K cash with an arrest. pic.twitter.com/uG1Rts1meP
— NYPD 113th Precinct (@NYPD113Pct) December 1, 2016