Drita D'Avanzo is an Albanian-American reality star from the VH1 series Mob Wives, also known for her hot-tempered personality.
Lee D'Avanzo, her husband, is a mobster best known for being the leader of the New Springville Boys. This gang was allegedly the farm team for the Colombo Crime Family and the Bonanno Crime Family.
Lee D’Avanzo, who was in prison during the show. We never see Lee, but we’ve heard him on the phone many times in nasty fights with wife Drita.
Law enforcement sources have confirmed with TMZ that Drita and Lee were arrested Thursday night in their Staten Island home after cops executed a search warrant that uncovered two loaded firearms, a Smith & Wesson 9mm and an S&W 38 caliber gun.
NYPD narcotics detectives descended on the outer borough home around 6 p.m., and seized two loaded guns, a large amount of marijuana, hydrocodone and Xanax, officials said. The couple was also charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17, with police saying that more than one kid was home when cops arrived.
Husband and wife were due for an arraignment Friday afternoon, with Lee expected to head over to New Jersey on a fugitive warrant for a separate charge, according to a New York law enforcement source.