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Shots Lead to Pot Sting

Find Gun, Drug Stash In Ridgewood

Bullets and bags of marijuana were seized and a 34-yearold man was arrested in a Ridgewood home by police last Saturday morning, Jan. 26. after officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area, law enforcement sources said.

The suspect was identified by police as Joe N. Young, whose last known address is on Crotona Avenue in the Bronx.

Police Officers Sean McCarren and Jason Bianchini of the 104th Precinct responded to the residence on Himrod Street between Grandview and Fairview avenues at around 5:20 a.m. Saturday after receiving a 911 call regarding two shots fired nearby.

Upon their arrival, according to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, the officers found two spent shell casings on the ground; it was determined that the casings were used in a .380-cal. gun.

As they discovered the shells, law enforcement sources said, the officers heard screaming coming from the third-floor of the location and went to investigate. Seconds later, they stopped Young as he exited from a bedroom in a third-floor apartment.

During a search of the location, according to the criminal complaint, the officers found nine live rounds of ammunition inside a black bag in the bedroom as well as quantities of marijuana inside bags on a kitchen table and a bedroom window sill.

The officers also looked out an open window in the apartment and found a pistol lying on the ground below. Police recovered the weapon, a .380-cal. handgun with one live round of ammunition in the chamber and another round in the magazine.

Young was taken into custody at the scene and charged with seconddegree criminal possession of a weapon, possession of firearms ammunition and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Court records indicated that the suspect was arraigned the following day in Queens Criminal Court before Judge Joseph Zayas, who ordered him held on $10,000 bail.

Young is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 10.

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