Author Archives: Thomas Nugent

Large Scale Narcotics Pill Manufacturing Operation Dismantled in a Residential Building in the Bronx


Three Pill Press Machines Recovered from Basement Drug Lab that also Contained a Coop of Dozens of Roosters and Chickens

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan and New York City Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea announced the arrests of two individuals in connection with an alleged narcotics pill production and distribution operation located in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx.

A surveillance operation centered on defendant Jeison LEBRON, an alleged drug manufacturer and distributor, led officers, agents and investigators with the New York …

The coronavirus is fuel on the nation’s opioid addiction fire

New York Daily News- Last week, when Melissa Etheridge announced that her son had died of an opioid overdose, the nation was reminded of the toll that the addiction crisis is taking on families.

Etheridge’s family is not alone. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic is fueling the fire of our national addiction epidemic; overdose deaths are on the rise. The combination of social distancing, increased financial stress, loss of work, lack of structured time and uncertainty about the future — coupled with disruption to traditional and local care services — is creating a perfect storm for existing mental health and addiction …