Search Warrant Reveals Richmond Hill Drug Den

Search Warrant Reveals Richmond Hill Drug Den

PHOTO: Cops last week discovered a large amount of illegal drugs and cash after they executed a search warrant at a Lefferts Boulevard residence. Photo Courtesy of Queens DA’s Office

By Forum Staff

City Police Department Field Intelligence officers last week discovered copious amounts of marijuana and narcotics, and nearly $20,000 in cash after executing a court-authorized search warrant at a Richmond Hill residence, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Last Wednesday’s pre-dawn raid of a Lefferts Boulevard residence also netted four suspects: London Bhagwandass, 23; Christopher Centron, 27; Justin Centron, 21; and Deven Rivera, 22. All live in Richmond Hill, except for Justin Centron, who resides in Kew Gardens.

The four defendants were arraigned last Thursday on a criminal complaint charging each of them with first-, second-, third- and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, first-degree criminal possession of marijuana and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.

They were ordered held without bail, and to return to court today, March 10.

According to the charges, as part of a narcotics investigation, the warrant was carried out at Christopher Centron’s home last Wednesday morning, during which time Rivera jumped and crashed through the front door of the location, Brown said. Bhagwandass and Justin Centron were detained in the living room.

Cops allegedly recovered approximately 12 pounds of marijuana, 9 ounces of psychotropic mushrooms, 14 ounces of cocaine, a half-ounce of crack-cocaine and a quantity of MDMA, and the painkillers Percocet and Tramadol, along with approximately $19,500 in cash and various drug paraphernalia, including empty zip lock bags and empty capsules.

Each suspect faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

“These arrests should serve as a warning to other drug dealers that the law enforcement community will continue to aggressively track down those individuals who traffic in drugs and seek to put them in prison,” Brown said.


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