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Four cuff ed in Ozone Park after cops fi nd
drugs in SUV illegally parked at hydrant
BY ROBERT POZARYCKI
Four men found themselves in
hot water this week aft er cops
found a cache of drugs and cash
inside their illegally parked vehicle at
a Ozone Park fi re hydrant.
Police reported on May 7 that the
bust occurred at 6:35 p.m. on May 5 in
front of a hydrant on 97th Avenue near
89th Street in Ozone Park.
Offi cers from the 102nd Precinct
came on the scene and observed the
illegally parked SUV.
During questioning and a subsequent
search, law enforcement sources
said, they recovered more than $6,000
in cash as well as quantities of marijuana
and controlled substances.
The precinct tweeted that cocaine
and acid were among the controlled
Law enforcement sources identified
the four suspects arrested as
Alejandro Cardoso, 29, of East 138th
Street in the Bronx; David Preciado,
24, of Junction Boulevard in Corona,
Queens; Pita Irving, 26, of Pratt Avenue
The 102nd Precinct in Queens posted a photo of marijuana, cocaine, cash and other items seized in Ozone Park
on May 5, 2020. Photo via Twitter/@NYPD102Pct
in the Bronx; and Fernando Restrepo,
29, of 100th Street in East Elmhurst,
They were each charged with
multiple counts of criminal possession
of a controlled substances.
Police sources said Pita — whose
prior arrest record includes an
attempted murder collar in September
2014 — was additionally booked on a
weapons possession count aft er cops
found a knife on him.