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Cops cuffed five people and recovered a stash of pain killers and marijuana during a raid at a Woodside home earlier this week, prosecutors announced on Friday.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said that Jasper Davis, 26, of Elmhurst, Alnerfo Orfanei, 64, of Bogota, New Jersey, and Alex Herrera, 56, Josephine Paguio, 55, and Marilyn Castro, 45, all of Woodside, have all been charged with second- , third- and fifth- degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, first-degree criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana. Additionally, Herrera and Paguio are additionally charged with unlawful possession of pistol or revolver ammunition.

According to charges, at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, police conducted a court-authorized search warrant at 41-06 69th St. in Woodside. Once inside, police entered the basement and allegedly found 138 bags and seven jars of crystal methamphetamine on top of a dresser; 11 bags of marijuana stashed in a cabinet; and two bags containing psychedelic mushrooms in a safe.

As police searched the basement, they opened a cabinet and allegedly found 79 oxycodone pills, 103 methylenedioxymethamphetamine pills (which is known as MDMA or by the street name Molly), 47 clonazepam pills, 142 alprazolan pills and 50 amphetamine pills.

Charges also state that Paguio was allegedly found inside a rear third-floor bedroom, where police recovered eight rounds of .25-caliber ammunition inside a box on top of the room’s dresser along with additional bags of marijuana.

“A morning wake-up call by the police armed with a court-authorized search warrant resulted in the arrest of five individuals — three men and two women — in Queens,” Brown said in a June 30 statement. “These arrests should serve as a warning to other drug dealers that the law enforcement community will continue to aggressively track down those who traffic in drugs and seek to put them in prison.”

Bail was set at $300,000 for Herrera, $100,000 for both Davis and Castro, $50,000 for Paguio, and $10,000 for Orfanei. If convicted, all of the defendants face up to 10 years in prison.


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