When dealing illegal drugs is your business, it is typically a not a good idea to engage in dumb shit that will attract attention and give the police a reason to beat on your door. However, if the fuzz ever does come knocking, at least be smart enough to do the complete opposite of this guy.
Last Friday, just before midnight, the New York Police Department received over 300 noise complaints from tenants of a Queens apartment building, all of which stated that someone living in the complex was blaring a radio too loud.
When police arrived on the scene, they discovered the radio racket was coming from the third floor apartment of Frank Giardina, and quickly moved in to warn him to either turn down the music or receive a noise citation.
When the raucous resident opened the door holding a pipe loaded with what appeared to be marijuana, the officers forgot all about the noise complaints and began reading him the riot act about the weed – asking to see his identification in order to issue him a summons.
However, instead of forcing the officers to wait outside the door while he tracked down his driver’s license, Giardina decided to invite them in, despite the fact that he had five pounds of heroin sitting in the middle of his kitchen table being prepared for street distribution.
Incidentally, Giardina was arrested and carted off to jail. A search warrant issued after his unfortunate bust uncovered nearly 2,000 additional glassine bags of heroin as well as equipment used for packaging.
Giardina was charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and criminal possession of marijuana.
No word if authorities remembered to turn the radio down.
Mike Adams writes for stoners and smut enthusiasts in HIGH TIMES, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket and Hustler Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @adamssoup and on Facebook/mikeadams73.