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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practitioner of osteopathic medicine, for selling amphetamine diet pills to patients long after his medical license was revoked for dangerous prescribing practices.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 …

Cocaine concealed in hundreds of pounds of yucca

Drug stash house found across the street from P.S. 196 in the Bronx

James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's New York Division (DEA), Bridget G. Brennan, New York City's Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, announced the seizure of 52 kilograms of cocaine found concealed in fake Latin American root vegetables from a basement apartment in the Soundview section of the Bronx. The apartment is located across the street from P.S. 196, an elementary school, and close to two other schools: P.S. 691, also called Bronx Little …

More than a million dosages of heroin removed from the streets before the Fourth of July holiday weekend

One of the largest heroin mills dismantled in New York City: Nine arrested and $330,000 seized

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 City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced the seizure of 64 kilograms of packaged heroin (140 lbs.) from a single-family private residence located in the University Heights section of the Bronx.

On June 30, 2016, members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force …

Renovated gymnasium at Frederick E. Samuel Houses in Harlem: Funding through seized narcotics proceeds

Ceremony and community basketball game, 3 p.m. today

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, Frederick J. Watts, Executive Director of New York City’s Police Athletic League (PAL), and Gerald Nelson, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Vice President for Security, announced the unveiling of a newly refurbished gymnasium at the Frederick E. Samuel Houses, a New York City Housing Authority development in the Harlem section of Manhattan.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. today in the Frederick E. Samuel Community Center, located at 669 Lenox Ave. …

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