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.

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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.

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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