2016

Alex Crandon Sentenced to 53 1/3 Years to Life in Prison for Role in “GS9” Gang Warfare

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of ALEX CRANDON, 22, to 53 1/3 years to life in prison for his role in gang warfare that extended from New York City to Miami, and involved murder and multiple attempted murders between January 2013 and October 2014.

On April 15, 2016, CRANDON was convicted at trial on 19 counts, including Conspiracy in the Second and Fourth Degrees, Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, …

Nine convicted in long-running scheme to smuggle cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York via the U.S. Mail

Bronx daycare used as cover for drug operation

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the convictions of nine members of a sophisticated trafficking ring that smuggled large quantities of cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York City in U.S. Postal Service packages, and used a Bronx daycare center as a cover for drug crimes. The head of the drug ring, JUAN VALDEZ, and his top lieutenants pled guilty to felony drug charges and were sentenced to prison.

Today, GREGORIO HANLEY, who served as a top manager and distributor for VALDEZ in New York City, received …

Rashid Derissant Sentenced to 98 1/3 Years to Life in Prison for Role in “GS9” Gang Warfare in New York City and Miami

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of RASHID DERISSANT, 24, to 98 1/3 years to life in prison for his role in gang warfare that extended from New York City to Miami, and involved murder and multiple attempted murders between January 2013 and October 2014.

On April 15, 2016, DERISSANT was convicted at trial on 22 counts, including Conspiracy in the Second and Fourth Degrees, Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, Assault in the First and Second Degrees, Attempted Assault in the …

Heroin packaging operation dismantled in Inwood: Over $5 million in heroin seized, 10 arrests

100s of stamps with brand names, including “$INCOME TAX”

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 Chief Security Officer Thomas Belfiore and Superintendent of Police Michael Fedorko, both of Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, announced the arrests of 10 members of a major drug trafficking operation in the Inwood section of Manhattan. Approximately 10 kilograms of heroin (22 lbs.), including five kilograms of powdered heroin and 150,000 individual dose …

Two Members of Violent Street Gang GS9 Convicted of Murder and Attempted Murder, Conspiracy, and Other Crimes

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today that a jury has convicted RASHID DERISSANT and ALEX CRANDON for the February 2013 murder of a 19-year-old rival gang member in Brooklyn, and numerous acts of violence in New York City and Miami Beach.  The conspiracy began with crack dealing in Brooklyn, spanned nearly two years, and was connected to the Crip gang known as “GS9.”

After an eight week long trial and four days of deliberation, a Manhattan Supreme Court jury found DERRISANT, 24 and CRANDON, 22, guilty on charges of Conspiracy in the Second and Fourth …

Father and son charged with running prescription drug trafficking and forgery ring

$1.5 million in painkillers funnelled onto black market

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), Steven Banks, Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA), and New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard A. Zucker announced today the indictment and arrests of accused drug kingpin NELSON QUEZADA SR. and his son RIQUELVIN QUEZADA for running a prescription drug trafficking ring that forged and filled prescriptions for approximately $1.5 million in oxycodone, a highly addictive opioid painkiller.…

Truck with 100 lbs of heroin seized: Drugs worth at least $14 million

Heroin concealed in axle casings and drive shaft

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 the arrest of two men charged with transporting approximately 100 pounds of heroin hidden within vehicle parts within New York City.

Yesterday evening, a team from the DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force – comprised of DEA special agents, New York City Police Department detectives …

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