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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July 16, 2021

Nearly 40 Pounds of Heroin and Fentanyl Seized in the Bronx: Three Indicted as Major Traffickers

An indictment charges three individuals with Operating as a Major Trafficker following the seizure of nearly 40 pounds of alleged heroin and fentanyl from a large-scale narcotics packaging operation in the Morris Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. The organization combined heroin and fentanyl for sale in New York City and beyond, and stamped narcotics with numerous brand names, including “COVID-19”.

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July 12, 2021

POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE SUMMER OPENING 2021

Over 100 PAL children enjoy free summertime fun and games including —  double dutch jump rope, soccer, basketball, board games and more marking a celebration of summer and outdoor fun for New York City PAL children. The PAL Playstreet in Harlem is sponsored by the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office in collaboration with NYPD.

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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.

Bridget G. Brennan
Special Narcotics Prosecutor

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Recent news

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July 19, 2021

CBS NEW YORK– Authorities say three men face charges in a large-scale narcotics operation based out of the Bronx. Authorities say they seized nearly 40 pounds of what’s believed to be heroin and fentanyl as part of the bust. The drugs were stamped with a variety of brand names, including “COVID-19,” “Drop Dead,” “Straight Up,” “Waze,” “Thunder Cats” and many more.
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June 29, 2021

Over the course of nearly four hours of opening statements on Tuesday, attorneys for New York described the opioid industry as one that pushed pills and chased profits while disregarding the human toll of addiction, their initial salvo in the first opioid case in the country where a jury rather than a judge will decide the outcome.
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June 28, 2021

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 COVID-19, according to the city Special Prosecutor’s Office.
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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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