June 12, 2018 By Tara Law
A Forest Hills man was caught with pistols, rifles, cocaine and marijuana after the police raided his house early Saturday, according to the Queens District Attorney.
George Mirzayans, a 52-year-old resident of Thorton Place, faces up to 20 years in prison for criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance and other crimes. Bail was set at $100,000, and he has been ordered to return to court on June 25.
“Illegal firearms in our communities pose a grave risk to everyone,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown when announcing the charges. “The defendant has now been arrested, charged and faces a long term of incarceration for his alleged actions.”
Narcotics detectives executed a search warrant to raid Mirzayans’s home at around 6 a.m. on Saturday.
They found a total of seven firearms— including a Winchester Super X Rifle, a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a .30 caliber lever action rifle and a .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol.
The cops also found 10 pounds of marijuana, more than eight ounces of cocaine, liquid marijuana, a measuring scale, and spoons with cocaine residue on them. The police also seized about $5,000 cash.
Mirzayans admitted to the officers that he likes guns and collects them despite not having a license for any of them, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office. He also allegedly admitted that he sells drugs.
Mirzayans told police: “I sling coke a little bit at a time. I smoke weed and I sling a little bit,” according to the District Attorney.