Mount Vernon man had loaded gun, drugs, officials say

Anthony McLean, 32, of Mount Vernon, charged with Anthony McLean, 32, of Mount Vernon, charged with having a loaded handgun, heroin and crack. Photo Credit: Office of Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis

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A Mount Vernon man faces drug and weapons charges after a Thursday raid at his north side residence, officials said.

Anthony McLean, 32, of 43 N. Bleeker St. in Mount Vernon, was charged with third-degree weapons possession and second- and third-degree drug possession, all felonies, the office of Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis said in a statement Friday.

Members of the city police department's narcotics unit seized a loaded .380 caliber handgun and an unidentified quantity of heroin and crack after executing a search warrant late Thursday afternoon, officials said.

McLean's arrest history dates to 2001 and includes seven arrests, five of them felonies, officials said. He has been convicted of two violent felonies and one misdemeanor, officials said.

McLean served three years in the Marcy Correctional Facility from 2002 to 2005 after convictions for second-degree robbery and second-degree attempted robbery, according to a state database.

He was arraigned Friday before Mount Vernon City Court Judge William Edwards and sent to the Westchester County Jail without bail. His next court date is March 6.

McLean is represented by the Legal Aid Society of Westchester. A spokeswoman there said Friday that no further attorney information for McLean was immediately available.

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