Man Arrested After Driving Child in Car Allegedly Packed with Drugs
QUEENS — A man was arrested in front of his 13-year-old son after two cops on foot patrol allegedly found drugs and a knife inside his car in Jamaica, Queens, the NYPD said.
Silvestre Mahon, 34, of Norwich, Conn., was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17, unlawful possession of marijuana and a window tint violation.
At about 1:55 p.m., officers Vincent Siraco and Michael Sardone were walking along Jamaica Avenue at 165th Street when they spotted Mahon driving a 2007 Honda Accord with excessively dark window tinting, the NYPD said.
Siraco and Sardone motioned for the car to pull over and, upon approaching, smelled marijuana wafting from the vehicle.
The pair asked the Mahon, who had his son in the car, to step from the vehicle. They allegedly spotted a blue-handled gravity knife in plain view, as well as one bag each of alleged crack cocaine and marijuana.
In the car's trunk, Siraco and Sardone allegedly found a backpack containing about two kilos of cocaine.
Mahon's son was released into the custody of his mother.