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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November 19, 2021

Brooklyn Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Using Forged Rxs to Obtain Oxycodone Pills for Illegal Resale

A supervising pharmacist at a Gravesend, Brooklyn pharmacy was arrested this morning for allegedly using forged prescriptions to obtain oxycodone pills for illegal resale, and falsifying prescription data reported to New York State. ANTHONY C. PANICCIOLI entered a plea of guilty to Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree in Manhattan Criminal Court.

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November 15, 2021

Georgia Man Arrested For Allegedly Selling Guns and Cocaine to Undercover Officer in New York City: 25 Guns Seized

A three-month investigation disrupted a Georgia-to-New York gun trafficking pipeline and resulted in the seizure of 25 guns, including five assault weapons. The guns and a quantity of cocaine were sold to an undercover officer.

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November 8, 2021

Over 25 Pounds of Alleged Heroin and Three Guns Seized from Stash Apartment in North Riverdale: Two Arrested

A months-long investigation culminated in the seizure of approximately 13 kilograms of alleged heroin (28 pounds), three guns and ammunition from an apartment used as a drug stash house in the North Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx. Two individuals were apprehended after initially evading arrest. The heroin recovered in this case carries a street value of approximately $4 million.

Bridget G. Brennan
Special Narcotics Prosecutor

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Recent news

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November 30, 2021

In an attempt to curb a surge in overdose deaths caused by increasingly potent street drugs, New York City will authorize two supervised injection sites in Manhattan to begin operating as soon as Tuesday.
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November 8, 2021

RIVERDALE, the Bronx — Two Bronx men were hit with a slew of charges over the weekend after local and federal authorities discovered over 25 lbs. of alleged heroin, several guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in a Bronx apartment last Thursday, officials announced Monday.
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October 28, 2021

Five men were indicted Wednesday for allegedly running a “vast narcotics conspiracy” where they smuggled millions of dollars worth of cocaine into New York City — using children’s lunchboxes, prosecutors said.
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Opioid Epidemic Reports

In carrying out its mission to save lives, SNP seeks to educate the public about the opioid epidemic. Over the past four years, SNP partnered with Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark as co-clients for graduate-level researchers from Columbia University. Examining the opioid epidemic in New York City, these capstone teams produced independent reports and recommendations for improved access to treatment services, substance abuse education and prevention initiatives.

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substance abuse services

An array of services are available for both those who struggle with substance use disorder and for their families. Please visit our listing of resources from local, state and federal agencies, as well as non-profit organizations.
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