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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June 17, 2021

Three Alleged Major Traffickers among 10 Charged in High-Level Narcotics Distribution across the Northeast

A long-term wiretap investigation uncovered a sophisticated network of alleged narcotics traffickers who distributed fentanyl, heroin and cocaine in New York City, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 9, 2021

Loaded Automatic Weapon, Handgun, 25 Pounds of Cocaine and $350,000 Cash Seized in the Bronx: Narcotics Shipped to New York from Puerto Rico inside Swiffer Boxes

An alleged major trafficker and two other individuals are charged in connection with a large-scale cocaine distribution operation in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx. Over 10 kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $3.5 million, $350,000 cash, a pistol and an assault rifle were allegedly recovered during a short-term investigation.

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May 11, 2021

Three Indicted in Connection with Seizure of 40 Pounds of Fentanyl, Heroin and Cocaine, and Seven Semi-Automatic Guns, in Queens and Brooklyn

An indictment filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor and unsealed today in Manhattan Supreme Court charges three defendants in connection with a large-scale narcotics and weapons possession conspiracy. Accused ringleader TERRY BARBOUR faces 32 counts, including Operating as a Major Trafficker, Conspiracy in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First and Third Degrees, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second and Third Degrees, and other crimes.

Bridget G. Brennan
Special Narcotics Prosecutor

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Recent news

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June 10, 2021

NEW YORK POST- Cops snagged 25 pounds of cocaine and $350,000 in a Bronx drug bust they say disrupted a large-scale narcotics distribution network with possible ties to Puerto Rico.
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April 2, 2021

NBC New York-  Authorities seized more than 100 pounds of cocaine branded with "CR7" – the nickname for international soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo – from a luxury residential complex in Queens, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
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February 17, 2021

He won’t beat this heat with a kiddie pool! A Washington Heights man who set up an inflatable pool to help residents cool off during last summer’s heatwave has been busted for running an extensive drug-dealing operation out of his apartment building, authorities 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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