Al Jazeera: US President Donald Trump has called the opioid crisis a “national emergency”. There are also calls for pharmaceutical companies to share more of the blame. At least 41 states including New York have now joined together to investigate big pharma. Some have already filed legal cases alleging deceptive marketing practices. Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.
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Daily News - A drug dealer who sent his own son to Mexico as collateral in a multimillion-dollar heroin deal will spend the next 14 years behind bars.
Jose (Hippie) Mercedes was running a five-state smack ring from a Bronx apartment, and had a record 70 pounds of dope when federal agents arrested him in May 2015.
Auxiliary Police Officer Arrested in Sale of Firearm
Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced today the arrest and indictment of six defendants in connection with sales of cocaine, heroin, anabolic steroids and a firearm in the Bronx. An auxiliary police officer is among those charged with firearm sales.
An indictment filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor is the result of a yearlong wiretap investigation by the New York …