Electchester man arrested after cops find 5 pounds of heroin in kitchen: NYPD

Police say five pounds of heroin was recovered from the Electchester apartment. Photo courtesy NYPD
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Frank Giardina might want reconsider who he invites into his apartment after what happened on Friday evening.

Officers from the 107th Precinct were responding to a noise complaint a little after 11 p.m. when they and knocked on the door to Frank Giardina’s flat on 161st Street near Jewel Avenue, according to cops.

The 49-year-old Electchester resident answered the door while allegedly holding a marijuana pipe, police said. The officers, with the intention of writing Giardina a summons, asked Giardina for identification, the NYPD said.

Giardina then allegedly invited officers inside his apartment while he retrieved his identification, according to police.

Once inside, the officers spotted about five pounds of heroin on a table in the kitchen, the NYPD said.

Officers then placed Giardina under arrest, and a further search turned up 1,948 glassines of heroin and packing materials and equipment, the NYPD said. The search had been authorized by a search warrant, according to cops.

Giardina was charged with three charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, including intent to sell, as well as criminal possession of marijuana, the NYPD said.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4538.

Updated 6:29 pm, March 9, 2014
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Reader feedback

gh from queens says:
Well there's one apartment opened.....
March 10, 2014, 5:05 am
slade from ny says:
Well they got the top banana, took a lot of up the ladder work but their done.
March 10, 2014, 5:55 pm
mt from queens says:
Amazing how dumb this was never know who lives so close to u
March 10, 2014, 6:10 pm
Trd from Queens says:
They should do this more often in Elechester buildings people are not grateful to be there and abuse their opportunity... Its sad how its not like it used to be family oriented.. This happens often
March 10, 2014, 6:30 pm
Kevy kev from Electchester says:
That's gangsta! Got to love elechester!
March 10, 2014, 10:18 pm
Red the garbage man from Whitestone says:
Don't believe everything they say . They don't tell you about the snitch working for them . Invited them in, LMFAO!
March 11, 2014, 7:42 pm
el shorty from pomonok says:
either he's stupid or the cops are lying !!!!!
March 21, 2014, 7:37 pm

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