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Special Narcotics Grand Jury Report Documents Impact of Fentanyl Analogs on Opioid Epidemic in New York City

Recommends Ban on All Forms of Fentanyl Analogs and Increased Funding To Police Labs and Medical Examiners

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced today the release of a Grand Jury report documenting the impact of fentanyl analogs on the opioid epidemic in New York City. The report is the first of its kind issued by a Special Narcotics Grand Jury.

Fentanyl analogs are powerful and harmful synthetic opioids that are increasingly linked to overdose deaths in New York City. Yet despite their lethal nature, fentanyl analogs are …

Supervising Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Arrested in Diversion of Millions of Dollars in Oxycodone Pills from Queens Pharmacy

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 and Acting Queens District Attorney Jack Ryan announced today the arrests of a supervising pharmacist and a pharmacy technician, who allegedly abused their positions at a Richmond Hill, Queens pharmacy by knowingly filling forged prescriptions for opioid painkillers and illegally selling additional pills in exchange for cash.

As a result of an investigation by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s (SNP) Prescription Drug Investigation Unit (PDIU) and DEA Diversion Group D-22, supervising pharmacist VICTOR …

Over 77 Pounds of Suspected Heroin and Fentanyl and Approximately $200,000 Cash Seized in Harlem: Packages Labelled “Pablo Escobar”

     

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 James P. O’Neill, Keith M. Corlett, Acting Superintendent of the New York State Police, and Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York announced the seizure of approximately 35 kilograms of suspected heroin/fentanyl (over 77 pounds), worth over $10 million.

Two defendants were arrested and subsequently arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court the evening of Friday, March 29 and the morning of Saturday, March 30, 2019. …

Physician Pleads Guilty to 16 Felony Charges: Operated Brooklyn Pill Mills and Directed Fraudulent Medicaid/Medicare Billing

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announces the guilty plea of Dr. LAZAR FEYGIN, the operator of two medical clinics in Brooklyn, in connection with schemes to illegally sell prescriptions for millions of oxycodone pills, to defraud Medicaid and Medicare of millions of dollars and to commit money laundering.

Earlier this afternoon, FEYGIN pled guilty to 16 felonies, including multiple counts of Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance and Health Care Fraud. The guilty plea was entered before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Neil Ross. Sentencing is set for April …

Six Indicted Following Over 50 Sales of Narcotics in Harlem: Two Handguns Seized

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced today the arrest and indictment of six individuals in connection with an investigation that involved more than 50 sales of crack cocaine and heroin in the vicinity of the West 123rd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem.

Each of the six defendants is charged in a separate indictment filed in Manhattan Supreme Court by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. The arrests followed a long-term investigation by the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Manhattan North Narcotics. …

NYC Drug Delivery Service Made Up To $50,000 in Sales Each Week: Leaders Charged with Operating as Major Traffickers

        

More than $2 million in suspected heroin, fentanyl and cocaine, over $800,000 cash and two firearms recovered

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced today the arrest and indictment of 14 individuals in connection with an alleged drug delivery service that primarily catered to customers in southern Brooklyn and made up to $8,000 in sales each day.

A 73-count indictment filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor charges two alleged supervisors of the drug delivery …

Los Angeles Man Indicted for Large Shipments of Methamphetamine Sent from California to the New York City Area

     

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York, announced the indictment of RICHARD DEAN DESAIN, a resident of Los Angeles, in connection with multiple large-scale shipments of methamphetamine to New York City and the surrounding area.

The indictment, filed jointly by the offices of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor and the Manhattan District Attorney, charges DESAIN with Conspiracy in the Second and Fourth …

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