Narcotics Found in Tenant's Apartment
LVT Number: 8953
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) sued to evict tenant. NYCHA police got a warrant, and found a substantial quantity of narcotics in tenant's apartment. Tenant claimed the drugs belonged to someone else, and promised not to let the offenders enter her apartment in the future. After an administrative hearing, NYCHA evicted tenant anyway. Tenant appealed, and lost. NYCHA determined that tenant's explanation regarding who owned the narcotics wasn't believable. The court won't rule on the credibility of evidence given at an administrative hearing.
Rivera v. Hernandez: NYLJ, p. 30, col. 6 (7/5/94) (App. Div. 1 Dept.; Sullivan, JP, Carro, Ellerin, Asch, JJ)