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Ex-MTA Employee Stashed Cocaine and Guns in Jackson Heights Home: DA

By Katie Honan | August 19, 2013 1:10pm 
 Two men, including a newly-hired MTA employee, were busted on drugs and weapons charges.
Two men, including a newly-hired MTA employee, were busted on drugs and weapons charges.
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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 arrested off-duty MTA employee Satchel Corso, 25, along with Christian Galvan, 25, inside Corso’s home on 85th Street in Jackson Heights last week. 

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. 

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