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Office of the special Narcotics prosecutor for the city of New York

Bridget G. Brennan, Special Narcotics Prosecutor
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Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York

Bridget G. Brennan, Special Narcotics Prosecutor

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Our Mission

The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor serves the people of the City of New York by promoting the fair and equitable administration of justice for those of all races, colors, genders, sexual orientations, religions and nations of origin. Our mission is to protect public safety and prevent overdose deaths by investigating and prosecuting high-level narcotics trafficking organizations and illicit prescription drug distribution networks, and by responding to community complaints about persistent drug activity and associated violence. Targeted prosecutions and alternatives to incarceration are essential components of an effective strategy to save lives and reduce arrests.

Strategic Approach to Enforcement


Supply Reduction


Overdose Death Investigations


Drugs and Violence


Prescription Drug Investigations


Community Impact


Treatment Alternatives

Press Releases

July 2, 2024

Mayor Adams, D.A. Bragg Announce New Midtown Community Improvement Coalition To Enhance Quality Of Life, Protect Public Safety In Midtown Manhattan

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr. today announced the launch of the Midtown Community Improvement Coalition, a new interagency quality of life improvement hub that brings together law enforcement, elected officials, and community and business leaders to address public safety and quality of life issues in Midtown Manhattan. Modeled off the successful 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID) Interagency Hub, the Midtown Community Improvement Coalition includes more than 20 city agencies, service providers, and other government and community partners.

May 13, 2024

Over 25 Pounds of Fentanyl and Cocaine and $100,000 Cash Seized in Bronx Apartment

A cache of more than 12 kilograms (25 pounds) of suspected fentanyl and cocaine and $100,000 were recovered after members of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force executed an unrelated arrest warrant at a residence in Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx.

March 22, 2024

Over 26 Pounds of Cocaine and $3 Million Cash Recovered in Bronx Apartment

An investigation into a major narcotics distributor resulted in the seizure of approximately 12 kilograms
(more than 26 pounds) of cocaine and over $3 million cash from an apartment in the Norwood
neighborhood of the Bronx. The narcotics and money were concealed inside several pieces of furniture
outfitted with hidden trap compartments. One individual was arrested.

Bridget G. Brennan
Special Narcotics Prosecutor

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Recent news

July 2, 2024

Rising retail theft. Substance abuse. Mental health issues. These major concerns in Midtown (and others) will be addressed through a new interagency quality-of-life improvement hub that Mayor Eric Adams and Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg announced Tuesday.
May 14, 2024

The hunt for a fugitive led authorities to a massive Bronx drug mill where dealers stashed stacks of cash and 25 pounds of cocaine and fentanyl, sources and cops said.
March 22, 2024

A 60-year-old man was arrested following a joint investigation at a Bronx apartment where more than 26 pounds of cocaine and $3 million in cash was stored hidden in several pieces of furniture with secret compartments, according to law enforcement.
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