2018

Approximately $150K in Narcotics Disguised as Children’s Gifts Recovered in Brooklyn and the Bronx: Three Indicted

Nearly nine pounds of suspected cocaine and over $74k cash 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 (DEA) New York Division, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced today the arrest and indictment of three individuals in connection with alleged cocaine trafficking in …

NYC Drug Distribution Network and West Village Gambling Operation Dismantled Following Wiretap Investigation: 32 Arrested


Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent-in-Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), announced the arrest of 32 individuals on narcotics and gambling charges. The investigation uncovered a large-scale alleged cocaine and heroin distribution network centered  in the East Village and a related gambling operation located in a busy commercial district near West 11th Street and Avenue of the Americas in the West Village.

Beginning early this morning, 32 individuals were arrested in New York City, Massachusetts, Georgia and Florida. An …

An Estimated $7.5 Million in Suspected Heroin and Fentanyl Seized from Major Drug Packaging Operation in the Bronx: Five Arrested

An Estimated $7.5 Million in Suspected Heroin and Fentanyl Seized from Major Drug Packaging Operation in the Bronx: Five Arrested

“Death,” “Kill” and “Heartless” Among More than 100 Names Used to Brand Narcotics

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, George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced the seizure of approximately 25 kilograms of suspected heroin and fentanyl (over 55 pounds), …

Eight Indicted in Connection with Narcotics Trafficking in Brooklyn: Six Firearms Seized

     

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 Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced today the arrest and indictment of eight individuals on charges stemming from dozens of sales of narcotics to undercover officers. The majority of the sales occurred in the vicinity of East Flatbush, Brooklyn. In conjunction with the arrests, police conducted a series of court authorized searches and recovered six firearms, including five from a residence in Rosedale, Queens and one in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

During the course of the year-long investigation …

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 …

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