Sunday, February 22, 2015
Drugs sold out of illegal cellar apartment beneath daycare center
From Eyewitness News:
A man was arrested for allegedly dealing drugs out of the basement of a Queens building that also houses his father's day care.
Police sources say 24-year-old Michael Gomez and his associate, 23-year-old Selestino Rodriguez, were taken into custody during a raid at the building on 88th Avenue in Woodhaven around 5 a.m. Thursday.
Detectives learned that Gomez was selling the drugs out of his basement apartment, below where his father operates a licensed day care, My Precious Moments Daycare, on the upper floors.
Undercover officers had made numerous drug buys in the basement apartment before making the arrests.
Marijuana, Molly, ecstasy pills and more than $2,500 in cash were seized.
(Correction: He was selling drugs out of his illegal cellar apartment which has had a vacate order since 2008.)