June 30, By Christian Murray
Five people have been arrested after the police conducted a 6 am raid of a Woodside house Wednesday and uncovered oxycodone, methamphetamines and 10 pounds of marijuana.
The raid took place at 41-09 69th Street and police found 138 bags of crystal methamphetamine in a dresser, 11 bags of marijuana in a cabinet and two bags containing psychedelic mushrooms in a safe, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
Additionally, the police seized 79 oxycodone pills and a variety of other illegally obtained prescription drugs. Ammunition for a .25 caliber pistol was also discovered.
Three Woodside residents were arrested–Alex Herrera, 56, Josephine Paguio, 55, and Marilyn Castro, 45–as well as Jasper Davis, 26, of Elmhurst and Alernfo Orfanei, 64, from New Jersey.
The five defendants were charge with several counts of possession of a controlled substance and the unlawful possession of marijuana. They all face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
“A morning wake-up call by the police…resulted in the arrest of five individuals—three men and two women—in Queens. These arrests should serve as a warning to other drug dealers that the law enforcement community will continue to aggressively track down those who traffic in drugs and seek to put them in prison,” said Queens District Attorney Richard A Brown in a statement.