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Reagan Stevens was busted near a Jamaica intersection riding in a car with a firearm in the glove compartment.
By Michael V. Cusenza
A de Blasio administration official was arrested Saturday night in Jamaica after cops discovered a loaded handgun with the serial number scratched off in the glove compartment of a vehicle in which the City staffer was a passenger, according to court records and published reports.
Reagan Stevens, 42, a deputy director in the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, was arraigned on Sunday on a criminal complaint charging her with two felonies: second-degree criminal possession of a loaded firearm and third-degree criminal possession of a defaced weapon. She was released on her own recognizance and ordered to appear in court on April 24.
Stevens was sitting in the backseat of a parked SUV near the corner of 177th Street and 106th Avenue with a man in the driver’s seat and another in the passenger seat when cops descended on the vehicle after a ShotSpotter gunfire detection and location alarm went off indicating that a weapon was fired in the area.
Investigators allegedly found the 9mm firearm, which was loaded with two rounds, in a bag in the glove compartment. A spent shell was also discovered on the floor of the vehicle.
Reagan Stevens’ mother is Queens Criminal Court Judge Deborah Stevens.