2017

Nearly 20 Pounds of Fentanyl and Heroin Seized from an Apartment on Central Park West in Manhattan and a Vehicle: One Firearm

     

Nearly 20 Pounds of Fentanyl and Heroin Seized from an Apartment on Central Park West in Manhattan and a Vehicle: One Firearm

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, 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 seizure of approximately nine kilograms (nearly 20 pounds) of suspected fentanyl and heroin from an apartment building across …

Public Service Campaign Warns of Deadly Fentanyl’s Presence in New York City’s Illicit Drug Market

Public Service Campaign Warns of Deadly Fentanyl’s Presence in New York City’s Illicit Drug Market

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the start of a public service and prevention campaign highlighting the increased presence of fentanyl in New York City’s illicit drug market, and alerting the public to the heightened risk of overdose death.

Illicitly manufactured fentanyl is approximately 50 times stronger than heroin and is driving a historic spike in overdose deaths in New York City. Last year, drug-related fatalities in the city reached an all-time high of 1,374 deaths, representing a 46% increase …

Accused Drug Trafficker Indicted in Connection with 40 Pounds of Fentanyl Recovered from Bronx Hotel

      

Accused Drug Trafficker Indicted in Connection with 40 Pounds of Fentanyl Recovered from Bronx Hotel

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, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent-in-Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced the indictment of defendant CARLOS RAMIREZ in connection with the seizure of 18 kilograms (nearly 40 pounds) of fentanyl, a …

Seven Arrested in New York City and New Jersey Following Staten Island Overdose Death

Seven Arrested in New York City and New Jersey Following Staten Island Overdose Death

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon announced today the arrest and indictment of seven alleged narcotic traffickers for allegedly selling heroin, fentanyl and cocaine in New York City and Newark, N.J. The investigation began after a 24-year-old woman fatally overdosed in Staten Island.

An indictment filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor contains charges of Conspiracy and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance. Arraignments are …

New Indictment Charges Alec Brook-Krasny, a Former New York State Assemblyman, with Commercial Bribing

New Indictment Charges Alec Brook-Krasny, a Former New York State Assemblyman, with Commercial Bribing

Charges Stem from Investigation into Criminal Schemes at Two Brooklyn Medical Clinics

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the indictment of ALEC BROOK-KRASNY, a former New York State assemblyman, on four counts of Commercial Bribing in the First Degree. The charges are based on the continuing investigation into two medical clinics in Brooklyn allegedly involved in Medicaid fraud and selling prescriptions for powerful addictive pain pills. Related charges were filed in an earlier indictment in April.

Under the new indictment unsealed …

Fourteen Charged in Sales of Fentanyl, Heroin and Cocaine in Washington Heights: Investigation Followed Overdose Death

Fourteen Charged in Sales of Fentanyl, Heroin and Cocaine in Washington Heights: Investigation Followed Overdose Death

Over $350,000 in Narcotics and Marijuana, Five Firearms Seized

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 arrest and indictment of 14 alleged members of two narcotic trafficking groups that sold heroin, cocaine and fentanyl in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Police recovered five firearms and large quantities of cocaine, heroin and marijuana at the time of the arrests.

Two indictments filed by the Office of …

Law Enforcement Disrupts Active Heroin Packaging Operation: Up to $2 Million in Narcotics Seized

Law Enforcement Disrupts Active Heroin Packaging Operation: Up to $2 Million in Narcotics Seized

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, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced the seizure of up to $2 million in heroin from a packaging mill and a vehicle in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx.

Yesterday afternoon, members of the New York Drug Enforcement …

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