UPDATED April 17, 9:15 a.m.
A Bayside man arrested on Sunday for having a massive weapons arsenal in his home is now being held without bail following his arraignment on Monday.
Following an ongoing investigation, officers from Brooklyn’s 81st Precinct developed information to obtain a search warrant from the Queens County District Attorney’s Office for the home of Ronald Drabman, 60, located at 58-08 208th St.
Officers went to the residence and executed the warrant at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. Once inside, they found and recovered 45 rifles, assault rifles, shotguns, 23 handguns, one zip gun, two .177-caliber pellet guns and a large quantity of ammunition and high-capacity magazines.
According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Drabman does not have a firearms license and is not a gun dealer. He is not licensed to sell or to manufacture firearms or ammunition.
Cops arrested Drabman on 109 counts of criminal possession of a weapon, one count of unlawful possession of an ammo feed device and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
If convicted, Drabman faces up to 25 years in prison.
“The defendant is accused of using his home as a warehouse for illegal firearms — along with tens of thousands of rounds of live ammunition,” said District Attorney Brown. “This stockpile of weapons poses a great risk to the residents of Queens. It is extremely disturbing to find such an arsenal of firearms in a residential community. The defendant now faces a lengthy term of incarceration for this obsession with weapons.”