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Among the gear retrieved by real cops was a bulletproof vest similar to the one pictured.
By Forum Staff
Kevin Nugent, 40, of 254th Street in the Rosedale has been charged with stockpiling illegal weapons and ammunition along with law enforcement gear – including handcuffs, police radios, gun holsters and businesses cards identifying the defendant as being with the FBI and other agencies.
Nugent was arraigned last week before Queens Criminal Court Judge Scott Dunn on a complaint charging him with second- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of pistol or revolver ammunition and violation of permits for possession and purchase of rifles and shotguns.
Bail was set at $75,000 and ordered Nugent was ordered to return to Court on June 19.
Police executed a court-authorized search warrant of the defendant’s home and recovered a black .380 Ruger Pistol and a black Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun along with a butt stock, numerous magazines for handguns and other firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition for both the shotgun and the pistol. Police also seized gun holsters, a machete, two-way radios and handcuffs. Police also recovered a stash of law enforcement gear emblazoned with the name of law enforcement agencies, a mask with goggles and breathing filters, a New York City Police Department counter terrorism sweatshirt, a ski mask with police printed on it, a black tactical vest with the words federal agent SWAT on it and a bullet proof vest that said FBI federal agent. Also recovered were business cards with the defendant’s name and various agencies – including ATF, FBI and the NYPD- along with forged shields for the FBI and ATF. Bags filled with Bupremorhine and Clonazepam pills and marijuana were also seized in addition to more than $2,000 in $100 bills found.
District AttorneyBrown said, “This defendant is accused of possessing guns, live ammunition and police gear – that when worn would have convinced most civilians that he was a member of law enforcement. These deadly weapons and other items have been seized to protect anyone from harm and the defendant now faces a lengthy term of incarceration.”
If convicted, Nugent faces up to 15 years in prison.