Press Releases

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.

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.

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.

October 27, 2021

Five Charged in Sophisticated Scheme to Mail Cocaine from Puerto Rico New York City inside Children’s Lunchboxes

An indictment filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor charges five individuals in a sophisticated conspiracy to smuggle millions of dollars in cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York and
Massachusetts via the U.S. Postal Service.

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”.

July 12, 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.