Author Archives: Thomas Nugent

California to New York Narcotics Supply Chain Dismantled: Eight Arrests and Three Guns Seized

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea and Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector in Charge, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, announced charges against eight members of a large narcotics supply and distribution network following a long-term wiretap investigation into the trafficking of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl in Queens and Nassau County. Bulk quantities of narcotics were shipped from California to New York by a trio of suppliers and then distributed by a drug network in Queens. The investigation began in response to overdoses.

Two indictments filed by …

Notorious Street Market for Narcotics Dismantled in the Bronx: Major Trafficker Among 14 Charged; Two Guns Recovered

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea, Troy A. Miller, Director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) New York Field Office, Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced charges against 14 members of a large narcotics trafficking organization following a long-term wiretap investigation …

$7 Million Worth of “Fire” Branded Heroin/Fentanyl Seized in Bronx Packaging Mill: Six Individuals Charged

 

Narcotics destined for distribution in New York City and New England

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea, New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced the arrests of six individuals in connection with a large-scale alleged narcotics packaging and distribution network operating in the Kingsbridge neighborhood of the Bronx.

A long-term investigation into narcotics trafficking in New York City and Massachusetts culminated in the seizure …

Opinion | Improve Bail Laws for Public Safety 

The New York Times- Last April, the New York State Legislature passed an ill-considered set of criminal justice reforms that were buried in the state budget bill. As those reforms have taken effect, it has become clear that they present a significant challenge to public safety.

The New York Police Department favors criminal justice reforms and bail reform, but within a framework that is fair both to the victims of crimes and to those accused of committing them. The time has come to rethink these reforms to achieve the desired goal of a fairer criminal justice system that doesn’t undermine, …

Among America’s Oldest, Opioid Overdoses Are On the Rise

City Limits-  After nearly 40 years of snorting heroin, Tamara Morgan almost died from two sniffs.

Morgan, 58, had raised her eight children in Bushwick, Brooklyn while managing a $200-a-day habit. That afternoon in August, Morgan’s daughter had just stepped out of the room when Morgan decided to test her latest bag of heroin. One sniff in each nostril, and she was out.

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Prosecutor says NY judges are ‘anguished’ as they release suspects under bail reform law

PIX 11 News-  New York State’s bail reform law doesn’t take effect until next week on Jan. 1, 2020, but judges started releasing criminal suspects back in November.

Under the new law, which was pushed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, 90 percent of criminal cases will have cash bail eliminated. That means defendants will be released from court, in 400-plus crime categories, to await trial at home.

 

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