Cops Find Big Guns During Raid
High-powered weapons and a cache of illegal drugs were found by police inside a Sunnyside man’s home during a raid early last Wednesday morning, Mar. 19, it was reported.
Law enforcement sources said the resident-Daniel Tone, 42-was taken into custody at his 44th Street residence on multiple weapons and drug possession charges. He was additionally booked for allegedly assaulting his significant other inside the home last August.
Members of the NYPD Patrol Borough Queens North Anti-Crime Unit visited Tone’s home between 5 and 5:30 a.m. last Wednesday to execute a search warrant obtained through an ongoing investigation.
In doing so, police said, officers allegedly observed Tone attempting to flee through a garage door; he was subsequently stopped and arrested.
While searching the basement, authorities said, officers located a small arsenal of real and imitation weapons, including a .357-caliber Taurus revolver loaded with six rounds and a Glock 9mm semiautomatic weapon loaded with 10 rounds.
According to the criminal complaint provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, both of those guns had defaced serial numbers.
Additionally, police recovered a .22-caliber High Standard Manufacturing semi-automatic handgun loaded with 10 rounds and a .44-caliber Ruger revolver containing six rounds.
Reportedly, the officers also found two air pistols-one of which resembled a 9mm Uzi submachine gun-and an air rifle fashioned as an AR-15 assault rifle.
Law enforcement sources said assorted quantities of ammunition were also seized from the location, including 17 9mm cartridges; 50 .357-caliber rounds; 24 .44-caliber bullets, six 38mm rounds; 63 .22- caliber shells and nine 12-gauge shells.
As the search continued, authorities noted, officers found cocaine within a small plastic bag and smaller quantities of the drug inside a nearby bowl and atop three digital scales.
Police reportedly recovered 48 Xanax pills, 136 hydromorphone pills and a plastic bag full of marijuana.
Seven cannabis plants were reportedly located growing inside an upstairs bedroom.
Finally, officers found more than $3,000 in cash in Tone’s possession, it was noted.
Tone was booked on multiple charges including second- and thirddegree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance; unlawful possession of marijuana, criminally using drug paraphernalia and illegally growing cannabis.
According to court records, he was arraigned last Thursday, Mar. 20, in Queens Criminal Court before Judge David Hawkins, who ordered him held on $50,000 bail.
Tone is scheduled to return to court on Apr. 16.