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Law Enforcement Disrupts Active Heroin Packaging Operation: $4 Million in Narcotics Seized in the Bronx and Yonkers, N.Y., Five Arrests

    

Law Enforcement Disrupts Active Heroin Packaging Operation: $4 Million in Narcotics Seized in the Bronx and Yonkers, N.Y., Five Arrests

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, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police, and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced the seizure of approximately 18 kilograms of heroin (nearly 40 pounds), worth up to $4 million, from a packaging mill in the Morris Heights neighborhood of the …

City campaign aims to inform all drug uses about dangers of fentanyl: ‘It could be in any street drug’

Daily News - The message delivered by a new city public service campaign is simple and stark: Fentanyl kills.

With drug-related fatalities reaching a record high last year, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor unveiled a website and a cautionary television ad airing in both English and Spanish.

“I believe it is critically important to try to reach all New Yorkers to inform them of the lethal threat presented by fentanyl,” said Bridget Brennan, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor.

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CDC says illicit fentanyl is causing a spike in synthetic opioid deaths

The Register-Herald - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF), as opposed to pharmaceutical fentanyl, is the main driver of the recent increase in deaths involving synthetic opioids (other than methadone).

From 2010 to 2015, annual overdose deaths involving opioids in the U.S. increased by nearly 57 percent, with a notable rise in deaths attributed to synthetic opioids, which are opioids made from chemicals in a lab, such as fentanyl, tramadol and Demerol. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.

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Probe into Staten Island woman’s OD death leads to bust of narcotics traffickers, say officials

Staten Island Advance - Spurred by a probe into a 24-year-old woman's overdose death in West Brighton nine months ago, authorities have dismantled an alleged narcotics-trafficking ring which peddled heroin, fentanyl and cocaine on Staten Island, around the city and in Newark, N.J., authorities said Wednesday.

Three borough residents were among the seven suspects arrested, including Mack (Butter) Patterson, 33, who authorities believe supplied the deadly drugs, stamped with the brand name "Passion," to the victim.

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