ROSSVILLE — A "massive" drug bust at a Staten Island home netted prescription pills, cocaine and ecstasy, officials said.
Police raided the Mason Avenue home of Steven Parascondola, 34, on Thursday and found the drugs hidden in his oven, a kitchen cabinet and a dresser draw, prosecutors said.
Officers recovered six Ziploc bags of cocaine, 6,909 ecstasy pills, 44 alprazolam pills and a large bag of methamphetamine, authorities said.
Police also found 19 empty Ziploc bags inside a breadbox and a scale in a counter, prosecutors said.
On Friday, the 121 Precinct tweeted out a photo of the "massive" seizure.
Parascondola was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia at his Friday arraignment, according to the Staten Island District Attorney's office.
"Until we get a chance to look at the facts substantiating the warrant, I don't understand any reason they would have to search his premises," his lawyer, Lou Diamond, said.
"He hasn't been arrested for anything of the sort in his life and he doesn't have a reputation for being a drug dealer."
Parascondola's bail was set at $250,000 and he's due back in court on Wednesday, according to online court records.