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Colombian Drug Trafficker Extradited to New York City for Smuggling Narcotics to New York Aboard Famed Spanish Navy Ship

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 State Police Commissioner George P. Beach and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced today the extradition of an alleged Colombian drug trafficker who conspired to smuggle multi-kilogram quantities of heroin and cocaine to New York City aboard the emblematic Royal Spanish Navy training vessel, the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, between April and May of 2014. The extradition of another Colombian national involved with the case is also anticipated in …

Drug Delivery Service Sold Cocaine in Livery Cars: Five Arrested on Conspiracy, Narcotics and Weapons Charges

Approximately $300,000 cash, two pounds of cocaine and firearm in Farmingdale, L.I. home

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced the arrest and indictment of five individuals on conspiracy, narcotics and weapon possession charges following a long-term undercover investigation. The defendants were involved in three overlapping narcotics operations.

This morning, EDGAR RODRIGUEZ, the alleged head of a lucrative drug delivery service in the Bushwick and East New York neighborhoods of Brooklyn, is scheduled to be arraigned before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ellen …

Ackquille Pollard, aka “Bobby Shmurda,” Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Conspiracy and Criminal Possession of a Weapon

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of ACKQUILLE POLLARD to seven years in prison and five years post-release supervision for Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree in Manhattan Supreme Court.

On September 9, 2016, POLLARD, aka “Bobby Shmurda,” NICHOLAS MCCOY, aka “Flea Montana,” and CHAD MARSHALL, aka “Rowdy Rebel,” together pleaded guilty to Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (gun possession conspiracy).

Under the terms of the plea, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Abraham Clott sentenced …

17 arrested and two firearms seized following East Harlem drug gang investigation: Sales near schools and playground

New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced today the arrest 17 individuals as a result of a long-term investigation into round-the-clock narcotics sales in the vicinity of the AK Houses, a privately-owned affordable housing complex in East Harlem, Manhattan. The Crime Strategies Unit for the office of New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. assisted in the investigation.

Over the past two weeks, members of the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Narcotics Borough Manhattan North arrested 17 individuals at the AK Houses and residences elsewhere …

Over 65 pounds of heroin recovered from truck axle in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.: Two arrested

Drugs to be distributed in New York City, Long Island and across Northeast

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (DEA), announced the arrest of two men charged with possessing at least 30 kilograms of heroin (over 65 lbs.) hidden in the axle of a truck’s trailer. The defendants were intending to sell the heroin for up to $2.3 million wholesale to distributors in New York City, Long Island and across the Northeast. When repackaged for street-level distribution the shipment would …

Former physician indicted for selling amphetamine diet pills to patients after losing medical license

Death of patient under former doctor’s care leads to Reckless Endangerment charge

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard A. Zucker, and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, announced today the indictment and arrest of STEVEN BERNHARD, a former practitioner of osteopathic medicine, for selling amphetamine diet pills to patients long after his medical license was revoked for dangerous prescribing practices. The indictment includes charges related to a 65-year old female patient with a history of heart disease who died while …

Adult entertainers and bouncers at Sin City Cabaret in the Bronx among nine charged in cocaine sales

New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan and New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton announced the indictment and arrest of nine individuals in connection with sales of cocaine at Sin City Cabaret, a gentlemen’s club located at 2520 Park Avenue in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.

Five separate indictments include charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the First, Second and Third degrees. The charges are the result of a long-term investigation by the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Vice Squad and the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor (SNP) in …

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