Police responding to a noise complaint in Queens uncovered a large quantity of heroin, officials say.
On Friday night, authorities arrived at a Flushing apartment and heard the sounds of a loud radio. Their suspicions were heightened when Frank Giardina opened the door, "large marijuana pipe" in hand. Police only planned to serve him with a summons, but he insisted that they come in while he looked for his identification. That's when they spotted what appeared to be five pounds of heroin in his kitchen.
A total of 1948 glassines of heroin were recovered, as well as packaging materials. Giardina was arrested and charged with possession of over eight ounces of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell.