May 13, 2021 By Christian Murray
A Flushing man is facing nine years in prison after pleading guilty to gun possession and drug charges.
Chris Lee, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and the criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was nabbed after being the target of a long-term investigation into gun trafficking and drug dealing in Queens.
According to the charges, Lee sold three firearms to an undercover detective from August 2019 to January 2020, including a defaced .38 revolver; a 380 semiautomatic pistol with a laser aiming device; a 9mm semiautomatic pistol; and more than 100 rounds of ammunition. He was in possession of an illegal firearm when he was arrested.
During this time, Lee also sold cocaine and methamphetamine to an undercover police officer, the charges state.
“There is probably no combination that endangers our communities more than illegal guns and drugs,” said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz in a statement. “Every illegal gun in our borough is a potential tragedy and we continue to do everything in our power to stop the bloodshed and the poison of drugs from flowing on our streets.”
Lee is scheduled to be sentenced on June 15.