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St. Albans man arraigned on weapons, drug charges after NYPD raid: DA

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Officers from the 113th Precinct responded to a domestic dispute in St. Albans that led to the seizure of an arsenal of illegal firearms. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

A St. Albans man is facing 30 years in prison after a raid on his home turned up an arsenal of weapons and drugs, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.

Kevin Sygney, 37, was arraigned Jan. 19 before Queens Criminal Court Judge Marty Lentz on a complaint charging him with criminal possession of a weapon in the first, second and third degrees and criminal possession of controlled substances in the first, second and third degrees.

According to the charges, at around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the NYPD executed a court-authorized search warrant at Sygney’s home on 112th Road in St. Albans. Once inside, they discovered an arsenal of 19 illegal firearms including five .9mm-caliber Glock pistols, one .40-caliber Taurus pistol loaded with 10 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition, one .40-caliber Glock pistol loaded with 14 rounds on .40-caliber ammunition, another .40-caliber Glock pistol loaded with 14 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition and several other weapons, along with two bulletproof vests and additional ammo.

Investigators also seized a backpack containing four vacuum-sealed plastic bags containing a quantity of cocaine weighing in excess of eight ounces from the large pocket of the bag and another plastic bag containing 626 methylenedioxymethamphetamine tablets weighing approximately 218 grams. The NYPD also recovered $1,746 in cash from Sygney.

“We will not relent in this war against illegal guns,” Katz said. “We will continue fighting this plague, on the streets and in the courts, with everything we have.”

Judge Lentz ordered Sygney to return to court on Jan. 23. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison.

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