Author Archives: Alexandra Bergin

Manhattan Psychiatrist and Medical Assistant Arrested in Illegal Sales of Prescriptions for Addictive Controlled Substances

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea, Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks and Erin E. Ives, Acting Medicaid Inspector General for New York State, announced today the arrests of a Manhattan psychiatrist and a medical assistant for allegedly abusing their positions to knowingly sell prescriptions for addictive controlled substances, commonly known as Xanax and Adderall, to undercover officers in exchange for cash, without medical justification.

As a result of a yearlong investigation by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Prescription Drug Investigation Unit (PDIU), the New York …

Queens Man Indicted on Weapons and Narcotics Charges After Allegedly Aiming Assault Rifle at NYPD Detective

Incident captured on the defendant’s own security cameras: 3 guns seized

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New York Division, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea and New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett announced today the indictment of JULIN LIRIANO following an October 7, 2020 incident in which the defendant allegedly aimed an assault rifle at a New York City Police Department (NYPD) detective conducting surveillance as part of a narcotics investigation.

The 12-count indictment …

Indictment Charges Man for Trafficking Dangerous, Unusual Drug Mixtures of Heroin, Fentanyl, Tramadol and Methamphetamine

Nearly four pounds of narcotics and packaging equipment recovered from maintenance area of residential building near public school in Fordham Heights

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New York Division, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea, Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, and New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett announced today the indictment and arrest of an individual accused of trafficking in multi-kilogram quantities of opioids and methamphetamine mixed together in highly …

Alleged Major Trafficker Among Three Indicted in Connection with Over 25 Pounds of Cocaine and $125,000 Cash Seized in the Bronx

Cocaine bearing dragon symbol recovered from secret compartment in bathroom 

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division, Keith M. Corlett, Superintendent of the New York State Police, and New York City Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea announced the arrest and indictment of three defendants in connection with the seizure of more than 12 kilograms of cocaine (over 25 pounds) and approximately $125,000 cash.

An indictment filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor (SNP) charges defendant CESAR CHAVEZ with Operating as …

‘The Drug Became His Friend’: Pandemic Drives Hike in Overdose Deaths

New York Times- BARRE, Vermont — On the first Friday in June, Jefrey Cameron, 29, left his home around midnight to buy heroin. He had been struggling with addiction for seven years but had seemingly turned a corner, holding down a job that he loved at Basil’s Pizzeria, driving his teenage sister to the mall to go shopping and sharing a home with his grandmother. But then the coronavirus pandemic hit.

 

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Brooklyn Narcotics Supply Chain Dismantled: Cocaine Sold at a Premium During Pandemic

Alleged Major Trafficker Among 10 Charged, Two Guns Seized

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and New York City Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea announced charges against 10 alleged members of a loosely linked drug distribution network in Brooklyn. Among those charged are an accused drug kingpin and his close associate who together conducted a lucrative narcotics business during the COVID-19 lockdown, buying and selling hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of cocaine at inflated prices in Park Slope, Gowanus and Sunset Park.

An indictment filed by the Office of the Special …

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