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Fourteen Charged in Sales of Fentanyl, Heroin and Cocaine in Washington Heights: Investigation Followed Overdose Death

Fourteen Charged in Sales of Fentanyl, Heroin and Cocaine in Washington Heights: Investigation Followed Overdose Death

Over $350,000 in Narcotics and Marijuana, Five Firearms Seized

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced today the arrest and indictment of 14 alleged members of two narcotic trafficking groups that sold heroin, cocaine and fentanyl in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Police recovered five firearms and large quantities of cocaine, heroin and marijuana at the time of the arrests.

Two indictments filed by the Office of …

Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever

NEW YORK TIMES — Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times.

The death count is the latest consequence of an escalating public health crisis: opioid addiction, now made more deadly by an influx of illicitly manufactured fentanyl and similar drugs. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50.

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Law Enforcement Disrupts Active Heroin Packaging Operation: Up to $2 Million in Narcotics Seized

Law Enforcement Disrupts Active Heroin Packaging Operation: Up to $2 Million in Narcotics Seized

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, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced the seizure of up to $2 million in heroin from a packaging mill and a vehicle in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx.

Yesterday afternoon, members of the New York Drug Enforcement …

Police Officer Charged with Queens Cocaine Sales

Police Officer Charged with Queens Cocaine Sales

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, today announced the arrest of JOSE SIERRA, a New York City Police Officer, and LINA MARIA BEDOYA MURIEL on narcotics sale and possession charges. SIERRA was off duty at the time of the alleged criminal conduct.

Investigators from the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office (SNP), the Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB) of the New York City Police Department …

Prescription Drug Trafficking Ring Sold Over $25,000 in Opioid Painkillers in Staten Island and Brooklyn: Six Charged

Prescription Drug Trafficking Ring Sold Over $25,000 in Opioid Painkillers in Staten Island and Brooklyn: Six Charged

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced today the indictment and arrest of six members of a prescription drug trafficking ring in connection with a scheme to illegally obtain opioid painkillers from pharmacies and sell them on the black market.

An indictment charging alleged ringleader RAYMOND RAIMONDI, VINCENT MANISCALCO, PAUL CONSENTINO, ROBERT FLORIO, LOUISA VALENTIN and JEFFREY TESORO is the result of a wiretap …

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