A senior aide to gun-hating Mayor Bill de Blasio was arrested Saturday night in New York City with an illegal handgun after a routine stop in Queens; reportedly driving around in a 2002 SUV that “reeked of marijuana.”
Reagan Stevens, the 42-year old Deputy Director in the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, was nabbed along with two other individuals as police investigated a nearby shooting.
Local cops noticed the “strong odor of marijuana” emanating from the double-parked vehicle and decided to investigate.
According to the New York Post, the NYC official is involved with the city’s criminal youth initiative and was actively promoting legislation that would raise the age at which children could be charged as adults.
“The gun, which had its serial number scratched off, was loaded with two rounds of ammunition, and a spent round was found on the driver’s side floor,” writes the Post. “Stevens [was] each charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.”