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ghosttruck

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A former officer with the New York Police Department and his wife have been arrested after police discovered a large stash of drugs and cash at their home, which is located across the street from an elementary school, police said.

Kenneth Riggio, 59, and his wife, Faith Riggio, 53, have been hit with multiple drug charges after police found 200 oxycodone pills, as well as a stash of cocaine, heroin, Xanax and over $146,000 in cash in their New Merrick, Long Island home, authorities said. Police also confiscated a cashier's check for $85,000, a switchblade, envelopes and scales.

The Riggio home was reportedly the source of a number of community complaints, as residents claim cars were constantly coming and going from the house, across the street from a Bellmore-Merrick school.

"We went through the house recovering, as you just heard, $146,000 in cash that was lined up and in certain packages, obviously money that was received from the sale of narcotics,' Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said at a news conference on Thursday, according to the Daily Mail. "The alarming part was that it was done across the street from a daycare center, the Bellmore-Merrick administrative building and an alternative learning school where kids attended daily."
 

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ghosttruck

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Across from a school. Doesn't that bump up the charges or something? You can't be dealing at that level and be that careless. Of all people, he should know better.
They call that a felony here in Arkansas...but I'm sure they're in felony territory anyway. At this pint it'll be which class felony...could bump it to a class A, or worse a class Y
 

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"The Riggio's lawyer, Michael Degarabedian, said that Kenneth has a legal prescription for oxycodone and that the large amounts of cash were a result of a recent personal injury lawsuit settlement..."

Oh, ok then. I guess that explains the "200 oxycodone pills, as well as a stash of cocaine, heroin, Xanax and over $146,000 in cash..." Just a prescription thing and, of course, everyone gets insurance settlements in cash, don't they?
 

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