Electchester man arrested after cops find 5 pounds of heroin in kitchen: NYPD

By Bill Parry

Frank Giardina might want reconsider who he invites into his apartment after what happened on Friday evening.

Officers from the 107th Precinct were responding to a noise complaint a little after 11 p.m. when they and knocked on the door to Frank Giardina’s flat on 161st Street near Jewel Avenue, according to cops.

The 49-year-old Electchester resident answered the door while allegedly holding a marijuana pipe, police said. The officers, with the intention of writing Giardina a summons, asked Giardina for identification, the NYPD said.

Giardina then allegedly invited officers inside his apartment while he retrieved his identification, according to police.

Once inside, the officers spotted about five pounds of heroin on a table in the kitchen, the NYPD said.

Officers then placed Giardina under arrest, and a further search turned up 1,948 glassines of heroin and packing materials and equipment, the NYPD said. The search had been authorized by a search warrant, according to cops.

Giardina was charged with three charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, including intent to sell, as well as criminal possession of marijuana, the NYPD said.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4538.

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