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Leader of Brooklyn drug delivery service that peddled crack cocaine, heroin, fentanyl busted with 3 employees

N.Y. Daily News - The head of a Brooklyn drug delivery service that offered buyers a chance to “supersize” their orders was busted along with three of his employees, officials said Thursday.

The nine-month investigation leading to the arrests included more than two dozen drug sales between the defendants and undercover NYPD officers, with more than $45,000 changing hands, officials said.

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Major NYC Crime Ring Used Fake Uber Drivers to Hide Drug Deals: Sources

NBC New York - Federal and local authorities worked together to bust a major drug ring that used fake Uber vehicles to deliver drugs to dozens of people in the Bronx and Manhattan, law enforcement sources told News 4 New York.

The alleged ring leader of the operation, 34-year-old Alfredo Tejada-Almonte, and five of his alleged accomplices have been arrested in the past week, with five of them nabbed Tuesday morning, the sources said. The group faces federal drug charges.

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How Prince Concealed His Addiction: Aspirin Bottles of Opiates

The New York Times -- At the time of Prince’s death, his Paisley Park home and recording compound in Minnesota were strewn with “a sizable amount” of narcotic painkillers for which he did not have prescriptions, including some hidden in over-the-counter vitamin and aspirin bottles and others issued in the name of a close aide, according to newly released court documents related to the investigation into the accidental opioid overdose that killed Prince last year.

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Three Brooklyn Clinics, 6.3 Million Oxycodone Pills and 13 Indictments

The New York Times - Officials in New York arrested 12 people on Friday in what was described as a conspiracy involving three Brooklyn medical clinics that helped flood the streets with prescription painkillers while defrauding Medicare and Medicaid out of millions of dollars.

After announcing the arrests — a 13th person, a former state assemblyman from Brooklyn, was also indicted in the case — prosecutors described the scope of the conspiracy, saying it put 6.3 million oxycodone pills on New York’s black market and generated more than $24 million for the three clinics.

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Narcotics cops find 121 pounds of cocaine as they bust distribution ring at Diamond District jewelry store

N.Y. DAILY NEWS - Authorities struck white gold in the Diamond District.

When law enforcement looked into a fake jewelry business Thursday, they found plenty of real cocaine instead — 121 pounds of nose candy worth $1.7 million, officials said.

A joint probe between New York and Los Angeles law enforcement agencies honed in on a fake California business called Sapphire, and the phony 21 Divine based in the Diamond District in Midtown. The New York drug enforcement task force suspected a cocaine distribution ring was using the purported business as a front to get the narcotics.

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