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DA Rice, CE Mangano, City & Federal Officials Announce Takedown of Heroin Pipeline Stretching from Mexico to NYC and Long Island

Nine defendants arrested as part of multi-agency effort
to dismantle drug operation trafficking
heroin, cocaine, MDMA, & steroids on streets and over
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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice was joined by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and city and federal officials to announce the dismantling of a multi-million dollar illegal drug pipeline which ran directly from Mexico to New York City and Long Island as part of an investigation involving local, state and federal law enforcement.

The case has taken down a drug pipeline that has trafficked in several million dollars’ worth of heroin in the …

15 members of GS9 gang indicted and arrested: 21 firearms seized

Indictment charges Murder, Assault, Conspiracy, Weapons and Narcotics Crimes

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner WILLIAM J. BRATTON and Brooklyn District Attorney KENNETH P. THOMPSON announced today the arrest and indictment of 15 members of “GS9”, also known as “G Stone Crips,” a street gang based in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. As charged in the indictment, members of GS9 engaged in violent disputes with rival gangs, committed murder and carried out numerous non-fatal shootings. GS9 members are also charged in multiple instances of gunfire in public locations in which no one was shot …

New York City Police Officer Indicted on Narcotics Conspiracy and Official Misconduct Charges

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner WILLIAM J. BRATTON, JAMES J. HUNT, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico and Acting Special Agent in Charge JAMES HIGGINS of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New York Field Division announced today the indictment and arrest of a New York City Police Officer on charges of Conspiracy in the Second Degree and Official Misconduct.

New York City Police Officer MERLIN ALSTON was arrested last night at the …

Brooklyn doctor indicted in illegal sales of over 200 painkiller prescriptions: Pills worth $700,000 on black market

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 William J. Bratton, James T. Hayes Jr., Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York, New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico and Steven Banks, Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA), announced today the arrest and indictment of Dr. SCHILLER DESGROTTES on charges he illegally sold over 200 prescriptions for oxycodone, a highly addictive …

Six indicted in conspiracy to distribute heroin and “crystal meth” in New York City and Pennsylvania

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Kings County District Attorney KENNETH P. THOMPSON and JAMES J. HUNT, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New York Division, announced the indictment of six individuals for their roles in schemes to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in the New York metropolitan area and in Pennsylvania.

Over three pounds of methamphetamine (or “crystal meth”) and nearly a pound of heroin were seized during the course of the four-month investigation. The head of the drug trafficking organization, GUSTAVO ADOLFO SOLIS, aka “Chili”, and his close associate RICARDO …

Heroin Investigations Lead to Two Major Seizures: $12 Million Street Value

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, James J. Hunt, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Joseph A. D’Amico, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced two major seizures of heroin worth more than $12 million dollars and nine arrests.

These seizures totaled approximately 25 kilograms of heroin (55 lbs.) and are the result of two unrelated, short-term investigations conducted by the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force (DETF) and the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor since August. …

Three current and former Rikers Island Correction Officers indicted for trafficking in narcotics, bribery and smuggling contraband in jail

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, MARK G. PETERS, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI), JAMES J. HUNT, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner WILLIAM J. BRATTON, JAMES T. HAYES Jr., Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and SHANTELLE P. KITCHEN, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) announced today the indictment and arrest of two current Rikers …

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