Author Archives: Kati Cornell

Three Charged in Schemes to Smuggle Cocaine and Cash to and from Costa Rica: Fake Sweepstakes Preyed on Elderly Victims

 

 

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New York Division, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced the arrest and indictment of three individuals in connection with three overlapping patterns of criminal activity. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.’s Elder Abuse Unit and the Wilton Connecticut Police Department …

Killer Tide: The Opioid Epidemic

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — March 2, 2017

America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Opioids, both prescription and illicit, are killing people across the Tri-State Area in record numbers. Our communities are caught in the middle of a modern drug war — one that most experts believe we are losing. The “killer tide” of drug abuse washing through our cities and towns has now reached crisis proportion. Elected officials like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy are sounding the alarm, saying the longer we delay a national strategy the more lives we will …

Texas trucker’s $6.6M haul of meth, heroin for Washington Heights dealer gets him 13 years behind bars

New York Daily News - February 27, 2017

A Texas trucker will spend 13 years behind bars for transporting $6.5 million in crystal meth and heroin at the behest of a Washington Heights drug kingpin. Deivis Ceballos, 44, was sentenced to 13 years in prison Monday, after a Manhattan jury found him guilty of conspiracy and drug possession charges last month...

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Trucking Company Owner Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Role in $6.5 Million Crystal Meth and Heroin Haul

 

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police (NYSP), announced today the sentencing of DEIVIS CEBALLOS to a sentence of 13 years in prison and five years post-release supervision on charges of Conspiracy in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree.

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