A Richmond Hill man is facing four years in jail after pleading guilty to criminal weapon and drug charges last month, the Queens District Attorney’s Office announced.
According to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, 23-year-old London Bhagwandass, of 95th Street in Richmond Hill pleaded guilty last month to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.
“This case should serve as a warning to drug dealers in Queens County,” Brown said. “If you are caught possessing narcotics or having an illegal firearm, you will be prosecuted and you will go prison.”
The charges state, according to Brown, that Bhagwandass was arrested three times: twice possessing narcotics and once for having a .45 caliber pistol concealed in his sock.
In the first incident, Bhagwandass allegedly sold an undercover officer drugs in May 2015. The next incident took place in Februay 2016, when Bhagwandass was arrested after police responded to a radio call of a man with a weapon.
The final arrest took place in March 2016, after a court-authorized search of Bhagwandass’ home. Police recovered marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, MDMA, Xanax, Percocet, Tramadol pills and (psilocybin) mushrooms. Police also found drug paraphernalia, such as empty zip lock bags and empty capsules, and $19,490 in cash.