Ex-MTA Employee Stashed Cocaine and Guns in Jackson Heights Home: DA
QUEE — A former MTA employee stashed guns and more than half an ounce of cocaine in his Jackson Heights home, the Queens District Attorney said.
Police found a defaced handgun and a shotgun, ammunition, prescription pills, and a total of 18 grams — nearly half an ounce — of cocaine inside the home.
Neither men had permits for the weapons, police said.
Police also found $5,000 in cash inside a dresser inside one of the home’s bedrooms.
Corso and Galvan were charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to the Queens DA.
Corso worked for the MTA since the beginning of August as a probationary employee on his way to becoming a conductor, a transit spokesman said.
He has since been fired, the spokeman said.
Information for the suspect’s lawyers was not immediately available, according to the Queens DA.