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Nine Charged in Alleged Drug Trafficking: Overdoses in the Bronx and Westchester Sparked Investigation

Over 30 Lbs. of Heroin and Fentanyl, Five Handguns, an Assault Rifle and $170,000 Cash Recovered

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Special Agent in Charge Peter C. Fitzhugh, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New York Division and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced charges against nine alleged members of a criminal organization that trafficked in heroin and the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl in the Soundview section of the Bronx and in Westchester County.

A long-term …

Multi-Drug Packaging Mill Dismantled in the Bronx: Over 13 lbs. of Fentanyl and Quantities of Heroin, Cocaine and Methamphetamine

      

Private Elementary School and Day Care Centers Located Nearby

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, New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced the seizure of six kilograms of suspected fentanyl (over 13 lbs.) and quantities of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine destined for distribution in New York City.

On October 8, 2019, members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force (DETF) Group T-12 were …

Physician Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Patients’ Deaths

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Queens Acting District Attorney John M. Ryan, 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, New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) Commissioner Steven Banks, Keith M. Corlett, Superintendent of the New York State Police, and Peter Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York City, announced the sentencing of Dr. LAWRENCE CHOY, former operator of a medical clinic in Flushing, Queens to seven years in prison and two years post …

Five Charged in Sales of Fentanyl and Heroin in Brooklyn

Overdoses Linked to Organization, Drug Death in Staten Island

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon announced today the arrest and indictment of five alleged members of a Sunset Park, Brooklyn-based criminal organization that allegedly trafficked in a variety of narcotics, including the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.

The arrests, which took place this morning, are the result of a long-term wiretap investigation by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor (SNP) and the New …

70 Kilograms of Cocaine worth over $10 Million Seized in Hunts Point

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, New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced the alleged seizure of 70 kilograms of suspected cocaine (154 pounds) in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx and the arrest of one defendant. The narcotics were destined for distribution on New York City’s streets and in the Northeast.

Defendant Miguel MARTE-VERAS is scheduled for arraignment later today in Manhattan …

Supervising Pharmacist Sentenced to Prison for Diverting Millions of Dollars in Oxycodone Pills from a Queens Pharmacy

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division, announced the sentencing of supervising pharmacist VICTOR LAPERLA for receiving cash payments in exchange for knowingly filling forged prescriptions for oxycodone 30 mg painkillers and illegally selling additional pills. Earlier today, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Abraham Clott sentenced LAPERLA to four years in prison and a five-year term of post release supervision on the charge of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and one year in jail for Conspiracy in the …

Major Trafficker Extradited from the Dominican Republic; Linked to Large Scale Heroin and Fentanyl Distribution Ring

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, Keith M. Corlett, Superintendent of the New York State Police, Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, announced today the extradition of ANYERSON DELACRUZ-ROSARIO, a major narcotics trafficker who allegedly set up and supplied a series of heroin and fentanyl packaging operations in the Bronx that distributed hundreds of thousands of user ready packets between …

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