2007-07-13 / Community

West End Man Busted For Drugs, Weapons

By Howard Schwach

By Howard Schwach

A west end man who was found fast asleep in his car with the engine running has been arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on drug and weapons charges, a spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown has told The Wave.

Police sources say that Shaun Cerrone, who will be 21 later this month, of 130-01 Cronston Avenue, was found sleeping in his 2002 Acura at the intersection of Beach 126 Street and Newport Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. on July 4.

When police officers from the 100 Precinct responded to a call of a man sleeping in his car with the engine running, they found Cerrone with the keys in the ignition and the engine running.

Police Officer Jon Migliardi opened the door to see if the driver was asleep or unconscious, when he noticed loose marijuana and a glassine envelope containing cocaine in the armrest of the door, court records show.

Those records say that there were additional drugs and more than 50 empty glassine envelopes in the center console of the automobile.

The police also found two knives near the driver's seat.

Cerrone was given a Breathalyzer test, but was not charged with driving under the influence.

Cerrone was arraigned on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a weapon and possession of marijuana.

He is being held on $5,000 bail for his next court date, which has been set for September.

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