Police arrest Navy recruiter after finding cocaine, guns at house


A US Navy Recruiter based in Pennsylvania is in serious trouble after guns and cocaine were found in his apartment.

Alexander Elvin was a recruiter in the Pittsburgh Public Schools District until his arrest last week, after police found two revolvers, ammo, a large quantity of cocaine and drug paraphernalia indicative of trafficking.

Elvin was released on bail as of Tuesday night, and a spokesperson for Navy Recruiting District Pittsburgh Public Affairs said the sailor was one of the best recruiters in the area.

Elvin’s attorney, David Shrager, said Elvin has “No criminal history. He served his country honorably overseas and the U.S., and has been in the military for seven years.”

“We’re going to attack this vigorously, and I’m going to do everything I can to clear his good name and reputation,” Shrager said.

According to WPXI, the Navy recruiting spokesperson said that Elvin had been awarded the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon.

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