Five charged in Queens gun arsenal, marijuana bust

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Police found drugs and several firearms, including an AK-47 assault, rifle in a Jamaica home. Photos courtesy of NYPD
Police found drugs and several firearms, including an AK-47 assault, rifle in a Jamaica home.

Five men and women, ranging in age from 17 to 62, have been arrested after police found multiple firearms and marijuana at their Jamaica home.

According to the NYPD, on January 15, members of the Queens Narcotics unit and 73rd Precinct in Brooklyn entered 145-09 133rd Avenue with a search warrant. Inside, they discovered an AK-47 assault rifle, a 9mm semi-auto pistol, a 357 revolver, 399 rounds of ammunition for those weapons, an ammunition drum capable of holding 75 rounds, a bullet proof vest and marijuana.

Leroy Lyking, 62, Deborah Lyking, 57, Deja Taitt, 17, Dawn Taitt, 38 and Troy Taitt, 38, have been charged with criminal possession of a machine gun, criminal possession of a loaded firearm, criminal possession of three or more firearms, criminal possession of an assault rifle, criminal possession of an ammo clip, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and criminal possession of marijuana.

 

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