Press Releases

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May 3, 2021

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan Will Move to Dismiss 24 Convictions and Seal 4 Additional Arrest Records

Convictions Relied on Former Narcotics Detective Joseph Franco, since fired by the NYPD and charged with multiple perjuries

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April 21, 2021

Bridget Brennan Statement on Conviction of Derek Chauvin

The guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin allows some light to shine through the dark cloud that has too often hovered over the criminal justice system. The verdict affirms the value of George Floyd’s life, but his senseless death demands an immediate response from those in criminal justice roles.  We must do all we can to restore community trust and ensure a fair and equitable justice system. 

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April 1, 2021

Two Men Arrested with 100 Pounds of Cocaine Stamped with the Nickname of One of the World’s Greatest Soccer Players

Gun and over $200,000 seized from apartment and vehicle in Jamaica More than one hundred pounds of cocaine were recovered from a seventh-floor apartment in a two building 17 story residential complex containing a gym, lap pool and roof deck, in Queens on Monday afternoon. Investigators and agents arrested two individuals, and recovered one loaded handgun, and more than $200,000, …

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February 17, 2021

Six Charged as Round-the-Clock Street Market for Drugs is Dismantled in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx

Six individuals were arrested and indicted in connection with a disruptive street-level drug organization that operated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington Heights, Manhattan and Kingsbridge Heights, Bronx. The organization allegedly sold a wide range of substances, including heroin mixed with fentanyl, counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, during the wiretap investigation conducted by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor and the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Narcotics Borough Bronx, Narcotics Borough Manhattan North and 33rd Precinct.

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February 17, 2021

Meth Conversion Lab Found in Vacant Bronx Apartment

NEW YORK CITY – A methamphetamine conversion lab was safely dismantled at 3204 Kingsbridge Ave., Apt. 6A, Bronx, NY by members U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and New York City Police Department (NYPD). Agents and officers arrested three individuals and seized approximately 22 pounds of methamphetamine, 45 grams of heroin, and 2,000 pills with the appearance of Percocet and oxycodone that will be tested as possible counterfeits. This is the first meth conversion lab that DEA has encountered in New York City. The case is being prosecuted by New York City’s Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

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February 10, 2021

Over 86 Pounds of Suspected Heroin, 1,000 Fentanyl Pills and $200,000 Cash Seized in Ridgewood, Queens: Four Arrests

An accused major trafficker and three other individuals are charged in connection with a large-scale heroin-packaging mill dismantled in Ridgewood, Queens. Approximately 39 kilograms of suspected heroin, with an estimated street value of $12 million, 1,000 fentanyl pills and $200,000 cash were recovered during the investigation, conducted by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force (NYDETF), Group T-21, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York.