NYC children’s services worker busted alongside Bloods member after warrant turns up stolen gun, drugs: cops

John Annese, New York Daily News
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A city child welfare worker was busted alongside a Bloods member with a violent past when a raid turned up a stolen gun and cocaine in their Bronx apartment, police said Tuesday.

Crystal Soto, 31, who works for the Administration for Children’s Services, was arrested just before 6 a.m. after police conducted a search warrant at her Co Op City Blvd. apartment.

Police also arrested Kittisak Sriphirom, 35, who shares the 18th-floor apartment, cops said.

Cops found a loaded 9-mm Smith & Wesson handgun that was stolen from Florida, a large amount of cocaine and crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Police sources describe Sriphirom as a reputed Bloods member with a lengthy criminal past, including a 2005 arrest in connection with a non-fatal double shooting and robbery.

He was also sentenced to five years in prison, under the name Kihasak Sriphiron, for attempted robbery and attempted assault in 2011, public records show.

Both face multiple weapon and drug possession charges along with criminal possession of stolen property. They were awaiting arraignment in Bronx criminal court.

ACS did not immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday.