Daily Archives: September 20, 2017

Enough Fentanyl to Kill 32M People Seized in Single NYC Bust: Prosecutors

NBC New York - Authorities confiscated nearly 195 pounds of fentanyl in a pair of busts that prosecutors said included one sting that netted 32 million lethal doses of the drug, an opioid 50 times stronger than heroin.

Four people were arrested after the busts in August and September that also netted 75 pounds of heroin and cocaine. Bridget G. Brennan, New York City's special narcotics prosecutor, said the busts come as overdose deaths hit an all-time high in New York's five boroughs in 2016.

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D.A. McMahon and Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan: Columbia University Capstone Report Reveals Scope of Staten Island’s Opioid Epidemic, Addresses Serious Gaps in Local Treatment Options

D.A. McMahon and Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan: Columbia University Capstone Report Reveals Scope of Staten Island’s Opioid Epidemic, Addresses Serious Gaps in Local Treatment Options

**Independent academic report finds opioid addiction in the borough transcends age, race, location, and socioeconomic status; some areas with the most overdoses are also the most underserved in terms of treatment clinics**

Staten Island, N.Y. – Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon and Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York Bridget G. Brennan today released the findings of a Columbia University capstone research report that analyzes the scope of opioid …

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