Protecting Communities, Saving Lives

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

Bridget G. Brennan, Special Narcotics Prosecutor
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PROTECTING COMMUNITIES, SAVING LIVES

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

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Supply Reduction

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Overdose Death Investigations

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Drugs and Violence

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Prescription Drug Investigations

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Community Impact

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Treatment Alternatives

Press Releases

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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.

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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.

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March 15, 2024

Thirty-Eight Pounds of Methamphetamine and Cocaine Recovered in Hell’s Kitchen Luxury Building

An investigation into methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking in New York City resulted in the seizure of approximately 30 pounds of methamphetamine, plus four kilograms (over eight pounds) of cocaine from an apartment at 550 West 54th Street, a luxury residential building in Hell’s Kitchen. Two men face charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First, Second and Third Degrees. The estimated street value of the drugs seized is over $1.1 million.

Bridget G. Brennan
Special Narcotics Prosecutor

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Recent news

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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.
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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.
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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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