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14 Charged in Sales of Heroin, Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs Following Drug Overdoses

 

South Brooklyn Motels and Public Housing Development Served as Trafficking Hubs; Brazen Assault at Staples Store Linked to Drug Dispute

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, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, Acting New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced charges against 14 defendants following a long-term wiretap investigation into sales of heroin, fentanyl and fentanyl analogs in Brooklyn. The investigation began following a rash of overdoses in 2017.

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Major Narcotics Traffickers Sentenced For Smuggling Cocaine via U.S. Postal Service

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of Puerto Rico-based drug suppliers LUIS XAVIER MELENDEZ SANCHEZ and ELIUD TORRES on top narcotics possession and conspiracy charges. The charges stemmed from a scheme to smuggle large quantities of cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York City and elsewhere through the U.S. Mail. Packages of drugs were concealed inside boxes of toys and exercise equipment.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Antignani imposed a sentence of 11 years in prison followed by five years post release supervision on the charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance …

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 …

Queens Man Charged in Sales of Narcotics and Promoting Prostitution

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced the indictment of CARLOS MEDINA PALOMINO, a resident of Queens, in connection with multiple sales of narcotics, including cocaine and fentanyl, and the operation of two brothels.

The indictment, filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor (SNP), charges MEDINA PALOMINO with three counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree, one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third …

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 …

Thirteen Indicted in Sales of Heroin, Fentanyl and Cocaine: Upper East Side Fatal Overdose Sparked Investigation

Bronx Dealer Faces Charges of Reckless Endangerment for Knowingly Selling Potentially Lethal Fentanyl; Former NYPD Officer Charged in Narcotic Sales to Undercover Officer

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 13 individuals on charges stemming from a conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine in Manhattan and the Bronx. The investigation was sparked by a fatal overdose in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Early this morning members of the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Manhattan North Major Case Team arrested …

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