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Drug kingpin convicted of trafficking more than $1 million in cocaine fromPuerto Rico to New York: Narcotics seized at Midtown Hotel

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced the conviction by jury of ROBERT ADRIAN as a major narcotic trafficker under New York State's drug kingpin statute, which carries a possible life sentence.

ADRIAN, 31, was convicted on all counts following a four-week jury trial before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bruce Allen. The jury found him guilty of Operating as a Major Trafficker, Conspiracy in the Second Degree and one count each of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First and Third Degrees.

The jury also convicted a member of ADRIAN's narcotics organization, MIGUEL ADRIAN-REYES, 30, …

Physician’s office manager supplied drug trafficker with illegal Rxs for $165,000 in painkillers

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY and New York State Commissioner of Health NIRAV R. SHAH, M.D., M.P.H., announced today the indictment and arrest of an office manager for a Cobble Hill, Brooklyn neurologist and a prescription drug trafficker, who conspired to illegally steal and forge prescriptions for approximately $165,000 in hydromorphone, a potent opioid painkiller sold under the brand name of Dilaudid, over the course of two years.

SYREETA JONES, who worked as an office manager at the Cobble Hill medical practice for nearly 20 years, was arrested …

Manhattan doctor pleads guilty to illegally selling painkiller prescriptions to drug trafficking organization

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today that Dr. ROBERT S. GIBBS, SR., a licensed internal medicine physician, pleaded guilty to illegally selling prescriptions for powerful narcotic painkillers to a drug trafficking ring, and other crimes.

GIBBS, aged 75, pleaded guilty to three charges contained in a 58-count indictment: Count 2, Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree; Count 4, Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance; and Count 46, Criminal Facilitation in the Second Degree. Under the terms of his guilty plea this morning before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael R. Sonberg, GIBSS is expected …

Correction Officer sentenced to 8 years in prison for receiving bribe of $100,000 in cocaine

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of ROBERT WHITFIELD, formerly a Correction Officer with the New York City Department of Correction, to eight years in state prison for receiving a bribe of $100,000 in cocaine after he promised to secure an inmate's early release.

On May 30, WHITFIELD, 51, was convicted on all counts following a six-day jury trial before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bonnie G. Wittner. Charges include Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree, Conspiracy in the Second Degree, Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, Bribe Receiving in the …

Drug traffickers used Bronx day care: Kilo of cocaine, oxycodone pills and firearm seized; 3 arrests

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, BRIAN R. CROWELL, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY, JOSEPH A. D’AMICO, Superintendent of the New York State Police, and Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York JAMES T. HAYES Jr., announced today the seizure of more than a kilogram of cocaine, over 1,000 pills of oxycodone, 150 grams of crack-cocaine, a loaded firearm and approximately $180,000 from a house containing a licensed day care center, …

Five charged in heroin and oxycodone ring: Closed shop for Shabbat, advertised in mass texts

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and RAYMOND W. KELLY, New York City Police Commissioner, announced today a new indictment charging five drug traffickers in a conspiracy to possess heroin, oxycodone and other drugs with intent to sell in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

The charges of Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree are the result of a six-month investigation dubbed "Only after Sundown" and conducted by the NYPD's Narcotics Borough Brooklyn South and the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office assisted in the …

Over 250 illegal guns sold in undercover NYPD investigation: 19 indicted

Over 250 illegal guns sold in undercover NYPD investigation: 19 indicted

New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City Police Commissioner RAYMOND W. KELLY, New York City Mayor MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG, Manhattan District Attorney CYRUS R. VANCE, Jr., Kings County District Attorney CHARLES J. HYNES, Chief of Police RONNIE YARBOROUGH, of the Sanford, N.C. Police Department, and Chief of Police CHRIS WATTS, of the Rock Hill, S.C. Police Department, announced today the indictment and arrest of 19 members of two loosely-organized gun trafficking groups that illegally funneled firearms from North and South Carolina into New York …

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