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The Bobster
08-27-2016, 07:31 PM

Cops arrest 3 roommates after finding drugs, guns in apartment
By Kenneth Garger
August 27, 2016 | 4:39pm

Three arrests were made after cops found drugs and guns while executing a search warrant. Photo: William Farrington (3)

Three East Village roommates were busted Friday after cops found a stash of guns and drugs in their apartment – the second time this week one of them was put behind bars.

Authorities investigating the Aug. 17 gun arrest of Nico Meneses, 24, executed a search warrant at his East 4th Street apartment about 7 a.m. and made the discovery, law enforcement sources said.

Police recover safes from the apartment.
Photo: William Farrington

Inside, cops found Meneses, two other 24-year-old residents, a hefty amount of narcotics and three locked safes.

Devin Detres, Kristopher Gibbs and Meneses were placed under arrest. Cops hauled the evidence, including the safe, back to the 10 precinct.

By 5:30 p.m. cops obtained a separate search warrant to open the boxes. Inside they found three loaded handguns, police sources said.

In addition to the firearms, police recovered 20 ounces of cocaine, marijuana and an assortment of 130 prescription pills from the apartment.

Just last week Meneses was cuffed in Chelsea after he ran from cops with a loaded gun.

He had been menacing staff at Artichoke Basille’s Pizzaria about 4 a.m. Aug. 17.

The hotheaded suspect got physical with the security guard and was tossed from the pizza joint, but threatened to return.

He was back shortly after and kicked out again. The staff tipped off nearby cops who were patrolling the area and they gave chase.

Cops caught up and were forced to Taser him. :taser: Once he was finally subdued they recovered a loaded 9mm firearm.

Meneses was arrested on gun charges and was released on bail, law enforcement sources said.

All three suspects now face multiple counts of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance.