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Boy Scouts Volunteer Arrested in Heroin and Gun Bust: NYPD

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A Boy Scouts volunteer and another man were arrested in a heroin and drug bust on Staten Island, police said. 

Police seized 277 glassines of heroin, a shotgun, an imitation pistol, scales and drug packaging during a raid on Lafayette Avenue on Friday. 

Kevin Saunders, 25, of Staten Island, was a volunteer with the scouts. The Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts said it was placing Saunders on a list of ineligible volunteers. 

Alan Soler, 44, of Staten Island, had no official ties to the Scouts but was placed on a list of parents who can't participate in Scout programs, the organization said. 

Both men face drug and weapons charges. They are also charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17. The Staten Island Advance reported that two young children were in the home during the search. 

It wasn't known whether the men had attorneys. 

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