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Black Market Pill Distribution Operation Working Out of NYC Apartment Busted: Prosecutors

NBC New York - A building superintendent let two alleged members of a “large-scale black market pill distribution ring” use a vacant studio apartment and boiler room to make and package heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine pills, prosecutors said.

An undercover officer met up with the suspected ring members, Agustin Vasquez-Chavez and Yefri Hernandez-Ozoria, in the Jerome Park neighborhood of the Bronx on July 31 of this year, where the officer paid them $5,000 in cash for a bag they said contained more than 860 oxycodone pills and 50 ecstasy pills, the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City …

Drug dealer took the ferry, brought his kids on a drug buy: cops

NY Daily News - A Staten Island drug dealer who moved to the Bronx continued to commute back and forth on the ferry to peddle his product — and brought his kids on a drug buy, officials said Thursday.

Steven Ildefonso was one of six suspects arrested and indicted Thursday in connection with a Staten Island heroin and fentanyl distribution ring that partnered with narcotics suppliers in the Bronx and Upper West Side.

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Staten Island Narcotics Investigation Upends Citywide Supply Chain in Manhattan and the Bronx

     

Staten Island Narcotics Investigation Upends Citywide Supply Chain in Manhattan and the Bronx

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon announced today the arrest and indictment of 9 individuals, including alleged heroin and fentanyl distributors on Staten Island and narcotics suppliers in the Bronx and the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

An indictment filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor (SNP) is the result of a long-term investigation by the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Criminal Enterprise Investigation Section …

Dr. Rogelio Lucas and Wife Lydia Lucas Sentenced to Prison for Operating Upper West Side Pill Mill

Dr. Rogelio Lucas and Wife Lydia Lucas Sentenced to Prison for Operating Upper West Side Pill Mill

30 Counts of Conspiracy and Criminal Sale of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of Dr. ROGELIO LUCAS and his wife and office manager LYDIA LUCAS to prison terms for engaging in a conspiracy to sell prescriptions for the addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone for no legitimate medical purpose from an Upper West Side medical practice. As a result of the defendants’ criminal activity, approximately 3.2 million pills of oxycodone with a street …

He Survived an Overdose. Now What?

New York Times - It was a Sunday afternoon, and in the cozy house at the end of the street, Andrew Foote sat in his usual chair while a movie played on the television.

The young man’s hands rested on two pillows, wrists bent and fingers contracted into fists. From time to time, he rocked forward as if to stand but then collapsed backward, into the chair. His few words were slow and slurred.

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