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Doctor Indicted on Manslaughter and Reckless Endangerment Charges in Three Overdose Deaths

      

Prescribed Controlled Substances in High Dosages and Dangerous Combinations

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 City Human Resource Administration (HRA) Commissioner Steven Banks, George P. Beach II, the Superintendent of the New York State Police (NYSP), Angel M. Melendez, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), and Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced today the indictment …

Two Charged in Scheme to Smuggle Heroin from Chicago to New York City inside Tomato Boxes

     

Over 22 pounds of heroin with a street value of more than $3 million

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, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced today the arrest and indictment of two individuals in connection with a conspiracy to traffic heroin between Chicago, Ill. and New York City.

Defendants ABEL ABAD and DAVID COLLAZO are scheduled to be arraigned …

Dr. Rogelio Lucas and Lydia Lucas Convicted on 30 Counts: Conspiracy and Criminal Sale of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today that a Manhattan Supreme Court jury returned a guilty verdict against Dr. ROGELIO LUCAS and his wife LYDIA LUCAS, who managed her husband’s medical practice. The LUCASES were convicted on one count of Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree and 29 counts of Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance following a four-week trial. A licensed internist since 1972, Dr. LUCAS surrendered his medical license in April of 2016 while criminal charges were pending.

As proven at trial, Dr. LUCAS and LYDIA LUCAS operated a medical practice at …

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, …

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