Staten Island Automotive Glass Shop Owner Faces Drug Charges

Charles Castrovinci, 38, owner of a glass company in Charleston on Staten Island, is facing several drug charges after New York Gang Squad detectives searched his business, home and car, according to court papers from New York’s Richmond Criminal Court.

Castrovinci was first arrested October 5, 2013, on two charges—criminal possession of a narcotic and criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to court papers.

A judge signed off on a search warrant on his business, home and vehicle after his first arrest, according to a local report.

Detectives allegedly discovered a scale, empty zipper bags, Inositol—a cocaine cutting agent—and a strip of suboxone at his business.

At Castrovinci’s house, detectives allegedly found a subozone strip and 81 .380 caliber bullets.

Police also searched a Lincoln Navigator registered to the automotive glass business. Castrovinci was allegedly seated in the Navigator when police executed the warrant. They allegedly found 51 grams of cocaine in his possession at the time.

According to court documents, Castrovinci is now facing additional charges, including criminal possession of narcotics, criminal possession of a controlled substance—cocaine—criminal use of drug paraphernalia and criminal possession of ammunition.

Castrovinci was in court December 10, 2013, where he posted $20,000 cash in bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for January 13, 2014, on the October charges. He is expected back in court on January 29, 2014, to face the December charges, according to court papers.

Attempts to reach Castrovinci’s business through a phone number listed online were unsuccessful.

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