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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

February 21, 2024

Investigation Targets Open Drug Activity Inside Washington Square Park: Nine Charged in Sales to Undercover Officers

Nine individuals were arrested following an investigation into the sale of psychedelic psilocybin mushrooms and cocaine in the vicinity of Washington Square Park. The undercover investigation, conducted by the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Narcotics Borough Manhattan South, began in July of 2023 in response to community complaints about open drug activity inside the busy public park, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.

December 14, 2023

Accused Major Trafficker Indicted in Kidnappings and Assaults Linked to an Alleged Drug-Related Dispute

An indictment filed in Manhattan Supreme Court charges Jonathan HUERTAS, aka “El Don,” with Operating as a Major Trafficker and with orchestrating two kidnappings and assaults that allegedly occurred in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx in early 2022.

November 16, 2023

Large Stash of Over 110 Pounds of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Worth Up to $10 Million Uncovered in the Bronx

An investigation into fentanyl trafficking in New York City resulted in a significant seizure of 30 kilograms
(over 65 pounds) of suspected fentanyl, including thousands of fentanyl pills, and more than 20 kilograms
(over 45 pounds) of suspected methamphetamine in an apartment in the University Heights
neighborhood of the Bronx. The large stash of drugs carries an estimated street value of up to $10

Bridget G. Brennan
Special Narcotics Prosecutor

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Recent news

January 31, 2024

Before Mexico’s cartel wars, I lived in the country for 10 years. I didn’t write much about drugs, focusing instead on immigration. But if asked, I’d have probably agreed with the Mexican line: Demand for drugs from the United States was creating supply.
January 12, 2024

A record number of high school teens died of drug overdoses in 2022 in an alarming trend driven primarily by fentanyl poisonings from counterfeit pills, according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
December 21, 2023

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C.—Carisa Collins-Caddle peered at a scar in the crook of Regina Locklear’s arm.
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