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Four NYC Narcotics Suppliers Indicted in Sales of Heroin, Fentanyl and Cocaine: Fatal Overdoses Sparked Investigation

      

More than 10 kilograms of suspected narcotics, four guns, a Lamborghini and over $600,000 recovered in court authorized searches

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced today the arrest and indictment of four individuals in connection with sales of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine. The investigation was sparked by two fatal overdoses in Brooklyn and Queens.

Today, four alleged narcotics suppliers, DIONNE SHARROW, aka “Slay,” PABLO VALLECILLO, aka “Cito,” ANTONIO LOPEZ and JASON KEATING, are schedule to be arraigned before Manhattan Supreme Court …

Six Charged in Multi-State Cocaine Trafficking Scheme: Upper West Side Apartment Served as Base of Operation

     

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New York Division, and George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced today the indictment of six individuals in connection with a scheme to distribute kilogram quantities of cocaine each week in New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars.

An indictment filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor is the result of an eight-month investigation by DEA Long Island Division Office Task Force …

Mexico-based Drug Kingpin Indicted as Supplier of Fentanyl to New York City

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, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent-in-Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II, announced the indictment of a Mexico-based drug kingpin and five others in a wide-ranging conspiracy to smuggle multi-kilogram quantities of fentanyl and heroin from Mexico for distribution in the …

Nearly Nine Pounds of Fentanyl Found Hidden in Fish

      

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) announced the seizure of four kilograms of fentanyl (nearly 9 lbs.) wrapped inside fish.

Detectives with the NYPD’s Queens Narcotics Major Case Squad arrested defendant JOHNNY DE LOS SANTOS-MARTINEZ and recovered the fentanyl on February 1, 2018 from a vehicle near the intersection of Leland Avenue and Archer Street in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx. The narcotics were initially suspected to be cocaine, …

Twenty Charged in Sales of Heroin and Fentanyl in Brooklyn: Customer Fatally Overdosed on NYC Subway

     

Two face top narcotics charge Operating as a Major Trafficker: Firearm seized

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today the arrest and indictment of 20 individuals in connection with sales of heroin and fentanyl in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The defendants include members of multiple, interconnected, street-level drug organizations and their common supplier, who allegedly sold heroin laced in at least certain cases with fentanyl analogues under the brand name “American Dream.” During the investigation, police learned of three drug overdoses, including two …

Major Cocaine Supplier for the East Coast Extradited from Puerto Rico to New York City: Six Charged in Long-Term Investigation

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, New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge Philip R. Bartlett announced today the extradition of a major narcotics supplier who allegedly conspired to smuggle millions of dollars in cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York City and Rhode Island through U.S. Postal Service packages.

NORIS GAUTIER-RIOS was arrested in Canovanas, P.R. as a fugitive on July …

After School Filmmaking Project at PAL’s Wynn Center in Brooklyn: Funded through Seized Narcotics Proceeds

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 3 p.m. today

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Frederick J. Watts, Executive Director of New York City’s Police Athletic League (PAL), New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Robert Cordero, Executive Director of Grand St. Settlement, announced today the launch of a PAL After School Filmmaking Project at the PAL Wynn Center in Brooklyn. Working in conjunction with LPZ Cinetech, the Filmmaking Project offers a hands-on approach to learning the art and craft of filmmaking to middle school students.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is …

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