2003-04-12 / Front Page

Couple Collared In Drug Bust

By Brian Magoolaghan
Couple Collared In Drug Bust By Brian Magoolaghan


Officers from the 101 Precinct shown with the items recovered in the bust. Right to left, standing, P.O. Scott Politano, P.O. Joseph Arguello, Lieutenant Joseph Salvato, P.O. Chris Jordan, Sergeant Timothy Emmett, sitting are P.O. Roosevelt Green, left, and P.O. Robert Player, right.Officers from the 101 Precinct shown with the items recovered in the bust. Right to left, standing, P.O. Scott Politano, P.O. Joseph Arguello, Lieutenant Joseph Salvato, P.O. Chris Jordan, Sergeant Timothy Emmett, sitting are P.O. Roosevelt Green, left, and P.O. Robert Player, right.

A husband and wife team were arrested last week when police, executing search warrants, recovered heroin, cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, cash, and a handgun while searching their apartment and car, the Queens DA's Office said.

Steven Bostic, 38, and Kimberlyn Turner, 38, of the Redfern Housing Development in Far Rockaway, were arrested on charges of third degree criminal possession of controlled substances, first degree criminal possession of marijuana, fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, and second degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

A lieutenant, sergeant, several anti-crime officers, and Narcotics Enforce-ment Initiative Coordinator Officer Chris Jordan, all from the 101 Precinct, made the arrests.

Bostic's attorney, Anthony Martone, said that the car, and the items in it, did not belong to his client. According to court documents, the police recovered 58 separate units of heroin, 10 envelopes containing cocaine, more than ten pounds of marijuana, small plastic bags and a scale, and a .25 semi-automatic, in "Bostic's 1993 Acura, NY plate BEJ-1776." The car is actually titled and registered to the co-defendant, Turner, according to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Police say Bostic is known to be a driver of that vehicle.

According to court papers, $1,100 in cash was recovered from Bostic and Turner's apartment bedroom.

Bostic was arraigned before Queens Criminal Court Judge Lenore Gerald, on April 3. His bail was set at $30,000 cash, and $30,000 bond, according to Queens DA Spokesperson Nicole Navas. According to the New York City Corrections Department, Bostic is still in custody.

Turner was arraigned the same day before Judge Gerald. Her bail was set at $7,500 cash, and $7,500 bond, Navas said. Corrections said she posted bail and was released.

The next Queens Criminal Court date for both defendants is April 17, according to Navas.

Both warrants were issued by Queens Criminal Court Judge Robert Raciti, on March 31. They were executed in the early morning hours of April 3. Last year, the 101 Precinct executed a total of 35 search warrants, this year their number has already reached 17.


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