News Release Archive

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January 3, 2023

Sandra Pippa woke in a panic in the middle of the night six years ago — anxious her son still wasn’t home from celebrating his 29th birthday.

December 14, 2022

Fentanyl’s catastrophic surge came after the Drug Enforcement Administration cracked down on the excesses of the U.S. opioid industry. Millions of Americans who had become addicted to prescription pain pills suddenly found them difficult or impossible to get.

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October 26, 2022

An Ozone Park man on Oct. 26 was sentenced to 12 years in prison on narcotics and gun possession charges, according to the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

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October 13, 2022

Days after federal officials announced the largest rainbow fentanyl seizure in New York City history, an even greater quantity of the highly addictive substance has been found, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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October 12, 2022

Following his death on Monday at the age of 88, members of the New York legal community remembered Senior U.S. District Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. of the Eastern District of New York for his mentorship, commitment to justice and trailblazing career as a Black prosecutor and judge.

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October 4, 2022

Just weeks before Halloween, law enforcement officials are warning about a deadly drug packaged in pills that “look like candy.”

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August 8, 2022

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Six men have been charged in connection with a large-scale heroin and fentanyl packaging mill in the Bronx, worth around $5 million, that the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s office said Monday was destined for distribution throughout New York City and in Massachusetts.

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August 5, 2022

Two men were arrested in the Bedford Park section of The Bronx in connection with a large-scale heroin/fentanyl packaging and distribution operation, according to an announcement by City prosecutors on Thursday, Aug. 4. A stash of approximately 6 kilograms of narcotics (over 13 pounds), with a street value of at least $1.8 million, was intercepted during a short-term investigation, prosecutors …

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July 20, 2022

THE BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) — A Bronx man brazenly ran a drug stash house, filled with $3 million worth of lethal fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, in a residential building right next door to Family Court, according to the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

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July 11, 2022

A pair of suspected Mexican drug-cartel smugglers was busted with a $1.2 million stash of crystal meth — but had to be freed thanks to New York’s lax bail laws, authorities said Monday.

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June 30, 2022

MOUNT HOPE, Bronx (WABC) — Authorities raided a drug stash house in the Bronx Monday night, seizing 250 pounds of illegal narcotics worth about $24 million before they could hit the streets, officials said.

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June 17, 2022

A major New York City drug trafficker and 12 others were nabbed in a citywide, multi-agency drug bust following a year-long investigation into narcotics and gun trafficking in Brooklyn and Queens, officials announced Saturday.