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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

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.

March 15, 2024

Nearly 45 Pounds of Cocaine Seized from Interstate Traffickers

An investigation into interstate narcotics trafficking resulted in the seizure of approximately 20 kilograms (nearly 45 pounds) of cocaine worth more than $1 million from a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force (NYDETF) tracked the vehicle from Connecticut through New York City to New Jersey, where it allegedly picked up the load of cocaine.

Bridget G. Brennan
Special Narcotics Prosecutor

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Recent news

February 21, 2024

Nine suspected drug dealers were busted for allegedly selling psychedelic mushrooms and crack cocaine to undercover NYPD cops in a brazen open-air market in Washington Square Park, prosecutors said Wednesday.
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.
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