Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

New York City Prescription Forgery Ring Pumped Nearly $3 Million in Painkillers onto the Black Market: 7 Arrested

Two ringleaders face top narcotics charge of Operating as a Major Trafficker

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), and Department of Social Services Commissioner Steve Banks announced today the indictment and arrest of seven defendants, including two alleged leaders of a lucrative scheme to forge prescriptions for addictive opioid painkillers and illegally obtain pills from pharmacies for resale on the black market.

Following a long-term investigation by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Prescription Drug Investigation Unit, DEA …