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Supervising Pharmacist Sentenced to Prison for Diverting Millions of Dollars in Oxycodone Pills from a Queens Pharmacy

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division, announced the sentencing of supervising pharmacist VICTOR LAPERLA for receiving cash payments in exchange for knowingly filling forged prescriptions for oxycodone 30 mg painkillers and illegally selling additional pills. Earlier today, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Abraham Clott sentenced LAPERLA to four years in prison and a five-year term of post release supervision on the charge of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and one year in jail for Conspiracy in the …

Major Trafficker Extradited from the Dominican Republic; Linked to Large Scale Heroin and Fentanyl Distribution Ring

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, Keith M. Corlett, Superintendent of the New York State Police, Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, announced today the extradition of ANYERSON DELACRUZ-ROSARIO, a major narcotics trafficker who allegedly set up and supplied a series of heroin and fentanyl packaging operations in the Bronx that distributed hundreds of thousands of user ready packets between …

Statement by District Attorneys Darcel D. Clark, Eric Gonzalez, Michael E. McMahon, Cyrus R. Vance Jr. and Acting District Attorney John M. Ryan

 

“As the District Attorneys who serve all of the residents of New York City, we are committed to using every tool at our disposal to prevent fatal drug overdoses and to working in partnership with public health officials and community leaders. It is encouraging to see fewer people suffered fatal overdoses in New York City in 2018, as demonstrated by new data released today by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. However, 1,444 lives lost in one year to drug overdose in our city remains unacceptably high and deaths continue to rise in areas of the city.

The …

Special Narcotics Grand Jury Report Documents Impact of Fentanyl Analogs on Opioid Epidemic in New York City

Recommends Ban on All Forms of Fentanyl Analogs and Increased Funding To Police Labs and Medical Examiners

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced today the release of a Grand Jury report documenting the impact of fentanyl analogs on the opioid epidemic in New York City. The report is the first of its kind issued by a Special Narcotics Grand Jury.

Fentanyl analogs are powerful and harmful synthetic opioids that are increasingly linked to overdose deaths in New York City. Yet despite their lethal nature, fentanyl analogs are …

$5 Million Worth of Heroin Intercepted En Route to New York City and Northeast: El Chapo Brand Recovered

250,000 Ready for Use Heroin Glassines and Three Kilograms in the Bronx

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Ray Donovan, 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 State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced the seizure of three kilograms of suspected heroin and more than 250,000 individually packaged glassine envelopes destined for distribution on New York City streets and in the Northeast.

On July 16, 2019, members of the New York Drug Enforcement …

Eight Charged in Conspiracies to Commit Assault, Weapons Possession and Narcotics Sales

                    


Investigation Followed Wild Shootout in Brooklyn: 12 Guns Seized

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today the arrest and indictment of eight members of a Brooklyn-based criminal organization charged with trafficking in narcotics, attempted assault and weapons possession. Several defendants are charged in connection with two incidents of shots fired in Brooklyn in August of 2018, including a broad daylight shootout on August 27, 2018 in which over 20 bullets were fired.

The 59-count indictment filed by the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office …

Drug Dealer Targeted Busy Union Square Businesses in Sales of Heroin, Fentanyl and Cocaine

  

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 indictment of ANTHONY MORALES for allegedly selling large quantities of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine inside fast food restaurants and a supermarket in the vicinity of Manhattan’s Union Square.

MORALES, 49, is scheduled to be arraigned on an indictment today before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Felicia A. Mennin, Part 22, 111 Centre St. MORALES faces charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the First, Second and Third Degrees and Criminal Possession …

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