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Image via the 104th Precinct on Twitter
Image via the 104th Precinct on Twitter
Contraband from a March 22 search warrant arrest in Glendale.

A Glendale man was arrested on Thursday after police raided his home and found bags of narcotics, firearms with ammunition, a police radio, a fake police badge and fake police identification card.

According to court records, the search warrant was executed on March 22 at approximately 6:30 a.m. at a home on 79th Lane near Myrtle Avenue, where the defendant was found lying in the front bedroom.

The defendant — Michael Swift, 42 — is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first and third degrees, three counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, three counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, three counts of criminal possession of a firearm, two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, unlawful possession of pistol or revolver ammunition, unauthorized possession of handcuffs and unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to the 104th Precinct in a post to their Twitter account, the Queens North Narcotics team executed the arrest.

The criminal complaint, provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, noted that Swift allegedly provided to officers involved in the raid with the combination to a safe in the front bedroom.

Inside the safe, authorities said, police found plastic bags of heroin in rock and powder form, a zip-lock bag with marijuana, a pair of authentic police handcuffs, one unloaded Cobra Enterprises .380-caliber pistol and two loose .380-caliber rounds. The heroin inside the safe weighed out to more than eight ounces, court records show.

As the search continued, detectives also found a loaded Walther PK .380-caliber pistol with seven rounds in the magazine and a one loaded Taurus Millennium PT 138 Pro .380-caliber pistol with 11 rounds in the magazine. They also recovered a forged NYPD identification card with the defendant’s picture on it and a forged NYPD shield from inside a box on the bottom shelf of a television stand inside the bedroom.

More drugs were discovered inside a drawer of an organizing bin in the room, law enforcement sources said. Detectives seized a plastic bag containing 70 glassine envelopes of heroin and one tab of suboxone, according to court records.

Police then found a box containing 33 rounds of .380-caliber bullets in the closet along with a jacket containing a bulletproof vest inside the lining, records show. A police radio was also found on the floor on the side of the bed, according to court records.

Records show that Swift had been arrested on March 11 for misdemeanor harassment; in 2007, he was convicted of illegal possession of vehicle identification number.

Swift is currently being held on $125,000 bond or $125,000 cash bail and is due back in court on April 9.

Police also apprehended a female individual who was lying down in a rear bedroom; there were no immediate details about any charges filed against her.

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