Insufficient Proof of Illegal Drug Trade at Tenant's Apartment

LVT Number: #24803

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nuisance based on the illegal sale or distribution of narcotics. Landlord claimed that it had been notified by the Bronx D.A.'s office that a police search of the apartment had produced proof of illegal drug sales, and that tenant had been arrested. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. The court ruled for tenant. Landlord's petition presented no facts to support its claim that tenant's one sale of one tablet of a controlled substance was evidence of an illegal trade or business.

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