2015

Astoria doctor indicted in illegal sales of 130 painkiller prescriptions: Three patients received 30,000 pills in 6 months

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, announced today the arrest and indictment of Dr. DAVID DUFFY on charges he illegally sold 130 prescriptions for oxycodone, a highly addictive opioid painkiller.

DUFFY, an internal medicine practitioner who retired in June 2013, was arrested this morning at his home at 2712 Bayside Lane in Murray Hill, Queens. He is expected to be arraigned later today in Manhattan Supreme Court before Judge James Burke, Part 22, 111 Centre St., 9th floor.

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Record-breaking seizure: Over 70 kilograms of heroin, $2 million cash and firearm recovered in the Fieldston section of the Bronx

Largest DEA heroin seizure in New York State: Fourth largest in U.S.

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, Raymond R. Parmer, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Joseph A. D’Amico, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced the arrest of four members of a narcotics trafficking network and the seizure of over 70 kilograms of heroin (154 …

Heroin trafficking ring dismantled in the University Heights section of the Bronx: 15 arrests

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and William J. Bratton, New York City Police Commissioner, today announced the arrests of 15 individuals on drug charges following an investigation that involved 10 sales of heroin to undercover officers for over $26,000 in the University Heights section of the Bronx. Officers also conducted a series of court authorized searches yesterday, uncovering a heroin packaging operation and seizing quantities of powder cocaine, crack-cocaine and oxycodone.

A three-month investigation by the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Bronx Narcotics Tactical Response Team centered on a group of heroin traffickers headed by …

New Scoreboard Unveiled at Wadleigh Secondary School: Funded through Seized Narcotics Proceeds

Ceremony at 3 p.m. today, followed by community basketball game

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 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Vice President for Community Operations Deidre Gilliard announced today the unveiling of a new scoreboard and 24-second clocks at Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Harlem.

The unveiling ceremony will take place this afternoon at 3 p.m. at the high school, located at 215 West 114th Street, between Seventh …

Five indicted in international narcotics and kidnapping conspiracy: Mexican source of supply

Investigation leads to seizure of over 30 pounds of heroin, cocaine and $835,000 cash

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 New York Division (DEA), New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Joseph A. D’Amico, Superintendent of the New York State Police, announced today the indictment of five members of an international drug trafficking ring that arranged for large shipments of narcotics to be transported from Mexico and sold in New York City and elsewhere in the Northeast. In connection with the long-term …

14 Charged in Drug Trafficking at Brooklyn’s Farragut Houses: Over 100 sales of narcotics, 3 firearms seized

BRIDGET G. BRENNAN, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and WILLIAM J. BRATTON, New York City Police Commissioner, today announced charges against 14 drug traffickers following an investigation that involved over 100 sales of crack cocaine and heroin to undercover officers at the Farragut Houses, a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Development located in the Vinegar Hill section of Brooklyn.

The long-term investigation by the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Narcotics Borough Brooklyn North and the 84th Precinct was sparked by community complaints and incidents of gang-related violence within the Farragut Houses. Since March 2014, undercover NYPD officers …

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