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Man had handgun in vehicle in Valley Stream, Nassau cops say

Damion Edwards, 37, of Copiague was arrested and

Damion Edwards, 37, of Copiague was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon on Feb. 6, 2018, in Valley Stream, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

A Copiague man was arrested in Valley Stream after he was found parked illegally and with a handgun in his car, Nassau County police said.

Police said officers saw a 2003 Lincoln parked more than 12 inches from the curb at Garfield and Ocean avenues about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday and approached the car.

The man in the driver’s seat, Damion Edwards, 37, of 41st Street in Copiague, was drinking alcohol from a bottle, and a handgun was seen between him the center console, police said.

Edwards was arrested without incident and was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle and parking more than 12 inches from the curb, police said.

He was awaiting arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead, police said.

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