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New York man taken into custody on weapons charges

Police say that a 51-year-old man was taken into custody on Oct. 2 at around 6:13 p.m. Authorities initially arrived at a home on Carl Street in Nassau after a report of a man with a gun. When they arrived, the man told police that he had a gun in his house and they could search the home.

Once inside, authorities reportedly found a variety of guns including an AK-47 and SKS and Marlin rifles. There was also a Colt .380 semi-automatic pistol found. In addition to the guns, seven bags containing a substance believed to have been cocaine were also found on the property, according to reports. The man was then taken into custody without incident. After taking the man into custody, authorities continued a search of the house and found two switchblades, a dagger and ammunition for the Colt.

He is facing a number of charges, including eight counts criminal possession of a weapon in the second and third degree as well as criminal possession of a firearm. In addition, he faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance. Reports indicate that the man was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Oct. 3.

Those who are facing weapons charges may wish to obtain help from a criminal defense attorney. An attorney may be able to take steps to help an individual avoid serious penalties upon conviction, such as jail time or a large fine. In some cases, it may be possible to reduce a possible jail sentence to probation or reduce the amount of time that a defendant must spend in jail. Depending on the strength of the evidence against the individual, it may be possible to win an acquittal.

Source: News LI, "In Plain Sight: 9-1-1 Call for Man with Gun in Greenvale Nets AK-47 Assault Rifle, SKS, Guns and Cocaine", October 03, 2014

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