Landlord Can Evict Tenant's Granddaughter for Illegal Drug Activity

LVT Number: #29783

Landlord sued to evict tenant and her granddaughter based on the granddaughter's illegal drug activities at the apartment. The trial court ruled for landlord. The granddaughter appealed and lost. Landlord presented proof that the police obtained a warrant to search the apartment and recovered 37 Ziploc bags containing marijuana, a digital scale, and $7,230 in cash. The arresting officer stated that the marijuana was packaged for sale in dime bags. Tenant's granddaughter was arrested and later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge.

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Cool NYC Apts. LLC v. Witter: 61 Misc.3d 133(A), 2018 NY Slip Op 51485(U) (App. T. 1 Dept.; 10/24/18; Shulman, PJ, Gonzalez, J)