Cops in Ridgewood made a dangerous discovery Friday night as they took two loaded guns off the street during a traffic stop.
Jonathan Pena, 22; Jordan Lee, 24; and Andre Parks, 25 — all from Staten Island — were double-parked in a 2005 Chevrolet near the corner of Cornelia Street and Cypress Avenue just before midnight on Feb. 3 when officers from the 104th Precinct approached the vehicle.
It was then that officers spotted a loaded black 9-millimeter hi point semi-automatic pistol in the backseat, partially covered by a sheet, cops said. Law enforcement agents also recovered a loaded 9-millimeter glock semi-automatic pistol from the front passenger floorboard. The serial number of the gun reportedly scratched off.
According to the criminal complaint provided by the Queens District Attorney’s Office, Lee was found with two counterfeit $50 bills, and Parks had nine forged $50 bills on him.
The 104th Precinct took to Twitter to tout their accomplishment.
— NYPD 104th Precinct (@NYPD104Pct) February 4, 2017
All three men were arrested and have been charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Lee and Parks were additionally charged with first-degree possession of a forged instrument for the fake cash.
The trio was arraigned on Saturday, Feb. 4, in front of Judge Karen Gopee. They are all due back in court on Feb. 17. Bail was set for each of them at $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash.