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After School Filmmaking Project at PAL’s Wynn Center in Brooklyn: Funded through Seized Narcotics Proceeds

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 3 p.m. today

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Frederick J. Watts, Executive Director of New York City’s Police Athletic League (PAL), New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Robert Cordero, Executive Director of Grand St. Settlement, announced today the launch of a PAL After School Filmmaking Project at the PAL Wynn Center in Brooklyn. Working in conjunction with LPZ Cinetech, the Filmmaking Project offers a hands-on approach to learning the art and craft of filmmaking to middle school students.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is …

Seven Charged in Sales of Fentanyl and Heroin at Open Air Street Market in the Bronx; Gun Possession

Seven Charged in Sales of Fentanyl and Heroin at Open Air Street Market in the Bronx; Gun Possession

Reckless Endangerment Charge Stems from Overdose Caught on Video, Victim Revived by Emergency Responders

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, and George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New …

Six Charged in Sales of Cocaine, Heroin and Anabolic Steroids: Auxiliary Police Officer Arrested in Sale of Firearm

Six Charged in Sales of Cocaine, Heroin and Anabolic Steroids:
Auxiliary Police Officer Arrested in Sale of Firearm

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced today the arrest and indictment of six defendants in connection with sales of cocaine, heroin, anabolic steroids and a firearm in the Bronx. An auxiliary police officer is among those charged with firearm sales.

An indictment filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor is the result of a yearlong wiretap investigation by the New York …

Jose Mercedes, Sr. Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Major Heroin Trafficking Operation

Jose Mercedes, Sr. Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Major Heroin Trafficking Operation

Charges Stem from Record Large Seizure of 70 Kilograms of Heroin and $2 Million Cash Recovered in the Fieldston Section of the Bronx

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of JOSE MERCEDES, SR., aka “Hippie,” to 14 years in state prison followed by five years post release supervision for possessing 70 kilograms of heroin (over 150 pounds) in connection with a narcotics trafficking operation. MERCEDES pleaded guilty to one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the …

Ricardo Castang Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Narcotics Trafficking and Fake Sweepstakes Scheme Targeting Elderly Victims

Ricardo Castang Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Narcotics Trafficking and Fake Sweepstakes Scheme Targeting Elderly Victims

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of RICARDO CASTANG to 10 years in prison for Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree and Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree.

A long-term investigation into the trafficking of cocaine from Costa Rica ultimately led agents from the DEA’s New York Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force to uncover a $300,000 fraud scheme that victimized elderly people under the guise of the Publishers …

Night Shift Manager at Bronx McDonald’s Charged in Cocaine Sales to Undercover Officer Inside the Franchise

Night Shift Manager at Bronx McDonald’s Charged in Cocaine Sales to Undercover Officer Inside the Franchise

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent-in-Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced the arrest of FRANK GUERRERO on charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawfully Dealing with a Child. The arrest was the result of a three-month undercover investigation dubbed “Operation Off the …

D.A. McMahon and Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan: Columbia University Capstone Report Reveals Scope of Staten Island’s Opioid Epidemic, Addresses Serious Gaps in Local Treatment Options

D.A. McMahon and Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan: Columbia University Capstone Report Reveals Scope of Staten Island’s Opioid Epidemic, Addresses Serious Gaps in Local Treatment Options

**Independent academic report finds opioid addiction in the borough transcends age, race, location, and socioeconomic status; some areas with the most overdoses are also the most underserved in terms of treatment clinics**

Staten Island, N.Y. – Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon and Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York Bridget G. Brennan today released the findings of a Columbia University capstone research report that analyzes the scope of opioid …

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