STATEN ISLAND, NY. (THECOUNT) — Drita D’Avanzo, a former star of “Mob Wives,” was arrested Thursday along with her husband, Lee, following an NYPD raid on their Pleasant Plains home, according to Friday morning reports.

D’Avanzo, 43, and her 50-year-old husband, were placed into custody after investigators allegedly found weapons and drugs inside their Staten Island home, Silive is reporting.


D’Avanzo and her husband were taken into custody after a search warrant was executed at their home on the 200 block of Woodvale Avenue at about 6 p.m., according to a spokesman for the NYPD.

Officers recovered items including two loaded firearms, assorted pills, including painkillers and anti-anxiety medications, a large quality of marijuana and a scale, according to a police spokesman.

Police charged both suspects with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.


Geo quick facts: Staten Island is the southernmost of New York City’s 5 boroughs. It is connected to Lower Manhattan via the Staten Island Ferry, which runs across New York Harbor. Staten Island Zoo is home to kangaroos, birds of prey and snakes. The Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden features flower beds, Greek revival buildings and art galleries. Its grounds also include the Staten Island Children’s Museum – wikipedia.

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