Cops: Raid at S.I. home nets rifle, hundreds of bullets in attic, drugs and loaded rifle in bathroom – SILive.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Cops raided a home in Tompkinsville where officers allege they uncovered a rifle and ammunition hidden in the attic and also a loaded shotgun and heroin in a bathroom.
Officers arrested Joseph Raglan, 45, and Angel Sepulveda, 42, after cops executed a search warrant of their home on the 100 block of Victory Boulevard on Feb. 9 around 6 a.m., according to the criminal complaint and police.
Inside the attic, police found a .223-caliber Interarms rifle and a plastic zipper bag containing 29 bullets of the same caliber stored in a carrying case behind a dresser, the complaint alleges. Cops say they recovered 589 rounds of .22-caliber bullets on top of the dresser.
A .22-caliber Winchester repeater rifle with seven rounds in the feeder tube and one round in the chamber was discovered in the bathroom, where officers also recovered 38 glassine envelopes of heroin on a shelf and an additional envelope of that narcotic on the floor, police allege.
Officers also recovered three plastic zipper bags of crack cocaine and two envelopes of heroin on a bedroom floor, according to the complaint.
On a coffee table in the living room were four tabs of buprenorphine-naloxone, which is used to treat opioid addiction, and a scale typically used to weigh drugs, police say.
A computer check indicated that neither suspect had a permit to possess a rifle or shotgun in New York City, according to the complaint.
The suspects have been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and lack of a permit for possession of rifles.
Raglan also was charged with possession of ammunition and ammunition feeding devices.
Raglan has been released under supervision and Sepulveda has been released on his own recognizance.
Both men are due back in Criminal Court in St. George on March 24, according to public records.
Attorney Matthew Zuntag, who is representing Sepulveda, declined to comment. An attorney for Raglan did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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