$2 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized in Queens, Much of It Disguised as Fruit-Flavored Candy: Prosecutors

NBC New York - Federal and local authorities arrested a drug dealer in Queens and seized 12 pounds of cocaine, much of it disguised as fruit-flavored candy, prosecutors said.

The cocaine, which was uncovered in a backpack and a basement apartment in Jackson Heights, has a street value of $2 million, the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor of New York City said in a press release Thursday.

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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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