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Eight Charged in Conspiracies to Commit Assault, Weapons Possession and Narcotics Sales

                    


Investigation Followed Wild Shootout in Brooklyn: 12 Guns Seized

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today the arrest and indictment of eight members of a Brooklyn-based criminal organization charged with trafficking in narcotics, attempted assault and weapons possession. Several defendants are charged in connection with two incidents of shots fired in Brooklyn in August of 2018, including a broad daylight shootout on August 27, 2018 in which over 20 bullets were fired.

The 59-count indictment filed by the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office …

Drug Dealer Targeted Busy Union Square Businesses in Sales of Heroin, Fentanyl and Cocaine

  

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., announced today the indictment of ANTHONY MORALES for allegedly selling large quantities of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine inside fast food restaurants and a supermarket in the vicinity of Manhattan’s Union Square.

MORALES, 49, is scheduled to be arraigned on an indictment today before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Felicia A. Mennin, Part 22, 111 Centre St. MORALES faces charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the First, Second and Third Degrees and Criminal Possession …

Physician Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter and Reckless Endangerment in the Deaths of Three Patients of his Flushing, Queens Pill Mill

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announces the guilty plea of Dr. LAWRENCE CHOY, the former operator of a medical clinic in Flushing, Queens, in connection with the deaths of three patients to whom he illegally sold prescriptions for opioids and other controlled substances in lethal dosages and combinations.

Earlier today, CHOY pled guilty to 34 felony counts, including two counts of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, five counts of Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree and 27 counts of Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance. The guilty plea was entered before Manhattan Supreme …

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.

The …

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 …

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