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Cops: Noise Complaint Leads To Major Queens Heroin Bust

The heroin police say they recovered at a Queens apartment on March 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

The heroin police say they recovered at a Queens apartment on March 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — What was supposed to be a routine noise complaint has turned into a significant New York City drug bust.

Uniformed officers knocking on the door of a third-floor Queens apartment that was blasting music Friday had every intention of writing the tenant a summons, police said late Saturday.

But when Frank Giardina opened the door, they noticed him holding a marijuana pipe and asked him for identification, authorities said. That’s when Giardina invited them inside, police said.

When the officers spotted about five pounds of heroin on Giardina’s kitchen table, they arrested him and obtained a court-issued warrant, cops said.

Police said further search revealed 1,948 glassines of heroin as well as packing materials and equipment.

Giardina has been charged with multiple counts of drug possession. Attorney information wasn’t immediately available.

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