Prosecutors have charges brought against Mob Wives star Drita D’Avanzo two months after the NYPD raid
Prosecutors on Staten Island have dropped all charges for weapons and drug possession against Drita D’Avanzo, the star of the popular reality TV program Mob Wives, but her husband is still in legal danger.
Lee D’Avanzo, a reputed member of the crime family in Colombo, and his wife were taken into custody after the New York police raided their home in southwest Staten Island on December 19.
Although relieved by the prosecutor’s decision on Friday, Drita still has the legal misery of her husband.
“I don’t have time to celebrate because my husband isn’t home, but I’m very happy with the result,” she said as she walked out of the court in the St. George area of Staten Island.
Drita D’Avanzo can be seen above as he walked out of the St. George Criminal Court on Staten Island on Friday
The Mob Wives star, 44, dropped all charges for weapons and drug possession
“The only thing I’m concentrating on now is the fact that this has proven to be good.”
Lee D’Avanzo will be tried by the federal government on charges of possession of a firearm while he is a convicted felon.
“Based on the replaced federal indictment, the fact that Mrs. D’Avanzo was not the target of the search warrant, and after a careful review of the evidence, we think it appropriate that the charges against Mrs. D’Avanzo be rejected in the interest of of justice, “prosecutor Michael E. McMahon said in a statement.
“The case against Mr. D’Avanzo will be treated accordingly in the federal court.
The original criminal complaint says officers found two loaded firearms – one in a bedroom, the other in the kitchen – opioids and drug handling products in the house on Woodvale Avenue.
Drita D’Avanzo was pictured earlier in the court on Staten Island earlier on Friday
She is seen above while prosecutors announced their decision to drop all charges against her
Drita is flanked by her lawyer, John J. Rapawy (left), and her husband James Foccaro Jr’s lawyer (right)
Last month, New Jersey prosecutors accused Drita’s husband, Lee D’Avanzo, 50, of a fourth-degree conspiracy to own marijuana and a fourth-degree marijuana possession of more than 50 grams. Lee can be seen at the St. George Criminal Court after his December arrest
NYPD investigators also say they have found “two scales, zippers for illegally packaging a drug, a sum of US currencies, and multiple cell phones.”
The police claim that they had noticed “a large amount of marijuana” in the basement that was accessible to their 12-year-old daughter.
“She was not the target of the search warrant,” prosecutor Matthew Gamberg said Staten Island Advance.
Prosecutors said they will not file a complaint against Lee D’Avanzo, who was arrested again last month.
Lee is one of 24 people arrested in an angel operation that was the result of a year-long investigation by the police prosecutor in Monmouth County.
New Jersey prosecutors accused Lee, 50, with a fourth-degree conspiracy to own marijuana and a fourth-degree possession of marijuana of more than 50 grams.
The sting, called Operation On The Ropes, unveiled a scheme to turn candy products such as Nerds Rope and Sour Patch Kids into THC-laced drugs.
Law enforcement officials have also recovered 1,100 pounds of suspected marijuana and more than 6,000 flavored THC vapors, all with a street value of $ 1.9 million.
Drita has not been charged in the New Jersey case.
Drita D’Avanzo is best known for her appearance on the VH1 reality series Mob Wives, which was broadcast for six seasons from 2011 to 2016
She appeared in the VH1 series Mob Wives during the six seasons of the show from 2011 to 2016.
She has also appeared in other shows such as Scared Famous, VH1’s Big Brother-like reality show and Hip Hop Squares.
She has also worked for various cosmetics companies and even released her own line, called Lady Boss from Drita.
Drita and Lee have been married since 2000 and have two daughters, Aleeya D’Avanzo and Gizelle D’Avanzo.