Press Release



Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Kevin Sygney was charged today with criminal possession of weapons and controlled substances after a search warrant executed at his St. Albans home uncovered an arsenal of firearms and ammunition, as well as more than eight ounces of cocaine and 625 tablets of methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or “molly.”

District Attorney Katz said: “We will not relent in the war against illegal guns. We will continue fighting this plague, on the streets and in the courts, with everything we have.”

Sygney, 37, of 112th Road, St. Albans, was arraigned on a 55-count complaint charging him with criminal possession of a weapon in the first, second and third degrees and criminal possession of controlled substances in the first, second and third degrees. Queens Criminal Court Judge Marty Lentz ordered the defendant to return to court January 23. If convicted, Sygney faces up to 30 years in prison.

According to the charges, at approximately 7:15 p.m., on January 17, police executed a court-authorized search warrant on Sygney’s place of residence. Inside, they found Sygney and recovered $1,746.25 from him. Inside the residence police also found:

  • One .40 caliber Taurus pistol loaded with 10 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition
  • Five .9mm caliber Glock pistols
  • One .9mm caliber Springfield Armory pistol
  • One .40 caliber Glock pistol loaded with 14 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition
  • Two .223 caliber AR pistols,
  • One .32 caliber revolver,
  • One .45 caliber Zenith Zig pistol
  • One .357 caliber Glock.
  • One .40 caliber Glock pistol loaded with 14 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition
  • One .44 caliber revolver loaded with five rounds of .44 caliber ammunition in the cylinder
  • One 7.62 caliber x 39 Romarm/Cugir pistol loaded with 27 rounds of 7.62 caliber x 39 ammunition
  • Two .9mm caliber Ruger pistols
  • One .44 caliber Ruger revolver
  • One round of .40 caliber ammunition
  • One 30-round magazine loaded with 1 round of .762 caliber ammunition
  • Two bullet proof vests
  • Eight rounds of .40 caliber ammunition
  • 29 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition
  • 49 rounds of .9mm ammunition
  • Three 30-round magazines
  • One 10-round magazine
  • One 15-round magazine containing 15 rounds of .9mm caliber ammunition,
  • One 30-round magazine containing 27 7.62 caliber x 39 rounds of ammunition

Also recovered was a backpack containing the following:

  • Four vacuum sealed plastic bags containing a quantity of cocaine weighing in excess of eight ounces from the large pocket of the bag
  • One plastic bag containing 625 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine tablets weighing approximately 218 grams

Assistant District Attorney Alyssa Mendoza of the District Attorney’s Career Criminal Major Crimes Bureau is prosecuting the case under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Michael Whitney, Senior Deputy Bureau Chief and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for the Major Crimes Division Shawn Clark.

**Criminal complaints and indictments are accusations. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.