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Noise Complaint Leads to Queens Heroin Bust

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    What was supposed to be a routine noise complaint turned into a significant drug bust for police in Queens, the NYPD says.

    Uniformed officers knocking on the door of a third-floor apartment in Flushing that was blasting music Friday had every intention of writing the tenant a summons, police say.
     
    But they say when Frank Giardina opened the door, they noticed him holding a marijuana pipe and asked him for identification. That's when they say Giardina invited them inside.
     
    Police say officers then spotted about five pounds of heroin on Giardina's kitchen table. They arrested him and got a search warrant for the house.

    Officers found 1,948 packets of heroin as well as packing materials and equipment.
     
    Giardina is charged with multiple counts of drug possession. Attorney information wasn't immediately available.

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