You are reading

Flushing Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Drugs And Carrying an Illegal Firearm: DA


May 13, 2021 By Christian Murray

A Flushing man is facing nine years in prison after pleading guilty to gun possession and drug charges.

Chris Lee, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and the criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was nabbed after being the target of a long-term investigation into gun trafficking and drug dealing in Queens.

According to the charges, Lee sold three firearms to an undercover detective from August 2019 to January 2020, including a defaced .38 revolver; a 380 semiautomatic pistol with a laser aiming device; a 9mm semiautomatic pistol; and more than 100 rounds of ammunition. He was in possession of an illegal firearm when he was arrested.

During this time, Lee also sold cocaine and methamphetamine to an undercover police officer, the charges state.

“There is probably no combination that endangers our communities more than illegal guns and drugs,” said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz in a statement. “Every illegal gun in our borough is a potential tragedy and we continue to do everything in our power to stop the bloodshed and the poison of drugs from flowing on our streets.”

Lee is scheduled to be sentenced on June 15.

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Eastern Queens Greenway project connecting local parks gets $6 million in City Council funding

The Eastern Queens Greenway plan is a step closer to fruition after Council Member Sandra Ung joined Speaker Adrienne Adams in Kissena Park on Oct. 2, where they announced $6 million in funding to complete two sections of the greenway that will create a seamless connection between Flushing Meadows Corona Park and Alley Pond Park.

“We are fortunate in Eastern Queens to have a number of amazing parks, but in many places they are physically close but disconnected from one another,” Ung said. “This funding will create new connections and improve existing ones to create a continuous and safe path from Flushing Meadows to Alley Pond and beyond. These projects will increase access points to our open spaces, which in turn will make them safer for seniors, families, and those with mobility impairments.”