Nassau police uncovers drugs, unlicensed firearms in Franklin Square arrests


Nassau police detailed arrests made on Wednesday in Franklin Square for several counts of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance at a news conference held at the Nassau County Police Department building in Mineola.

Anthony Cinelli, 26, of Miller Place, along with a passenger, were arrested after officers uncovered both drugs and unlicensed firearms inside Cinelli’s vehicle, which was parked on Franklin Avenue in Franklin Square. A polymer pistol frame, which Ryder deemed part of a “ghost gun,” or homemade firearm, was also inside Cinelli’s car, police said.

“The NCPD CIRRT TEAM, out on the streets last night keeping you safe. Brave men and women risking their lives to keep us all safe. Guns and drugs make for bad combination. Support your police they will always support you!” tweeted Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder, adding a picture of the controlled substances and unlicensed firearms obtained by the police.

6.6 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms was also recovered by members of the police department’s Criminal Intelligence Rapid Response Team, Ryder said at the news conference. 

Cinelli faces 10 counts of weapons possession, four counts of unlawful possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices and criminal possession of a controlled substance. The passenger, Marina Rubio of Farmingdale, also 26, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.