News Release Archive

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July 2, 2024

Rising retail theft. Substance abuse. Mental health issues. These major concerns in Midtown (and others) will be addressed through a new interagency quality-of-life improvement hub that Mayor Eric Adams and Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg announced Tuesday.

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May 14, 2024

The hunt for a fugitive led authorities to a massive Bronx drug mill where dealers stashed stacks of cash and 25 pounds of cocaine and fentanyl, sources and cops said.

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March 22, 2024

A 60-year-old man was arrested following a joint investigation at a Bronx apartment where more than 26 pounds of cocaine and $3 million in cash was stored hidden in several pieces of furniture with secret compartments, according to law enforcement.

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March 15, 2024

An investigation into interstate narcotics trafficking resulted in the seizure of around 20 kilograms (nearly 45 pounds) of cocaine worth more than $1 million from a Jeep Grand Cherokee in Yonkers on Wednesday, March 13, federal prosecutors said. Members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force (NYDETF) tracked the vehicle from Connecticut through The Bronx and Manhattan and into New Jersey, where it allegedly picked up the load of cocaine, before traveling north once again to Yonkers where it was intercepted.

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March 15, 2024

Nearly 40 pounds of narcotics were seized from a swanky luxury apartment in Hell’s Kitchen this week in a bust that stopped more than $1.1 million worth of cocaine and methamphetamine from being distributed on city streets.

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February 21, 2024

Nine suspected drug dealers were busted for allegedly selling psychedelic mushrooms and crack cocaine to undercover NYPD cops in a brazen open-air market in Washington Square Park, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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January 31, 2024

Before Mexico’s cartel wars, I lived in the country for 10 years. I didn’t write much about drugs, focusing instead on immigration. But if asked, I’d have probably agreed with the Mexican line: Demand for drugs from the United States was creating supply.

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January 12, 2024

A record number of high school teens died of drug overdoses in 2022 in an alarming trend driven primarily by fentanyl poisonings from counterfeit pills, according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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December 21, 2023

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C.—Carisa Collins-Caddle peered at a scar in the crook of Regina Locklear’s arm.

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December 14, 2023

A suspected drug trafficker who was arraigned in court on Thursday after 18 months on the lam was a vengeful Bronx dealer who kidnapped and tortured at least two of his rivals by using a hot clothes iron to burn them on their butts, prosecutors said.

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November 16, 2023

An investigation into fentanyl trafficking in New York City resulted in a significant seizure of 30 kilograms (over 65 pounds) of suspected fentanyl, including thousands of fentanyl pills, and more than 20 kilograms (over 45 pounds) of suspected methamphetamine in an apartment in the University Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. The large stash of drugs carries and estimated street value of up to $10 million.

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November 7, 2023

BRONX, New York (WABC) — Hundreds of thousands of potentially lethal doses of fentanyl and heroin were recovered at alleged large-scale mill inside of a Bronx apartment, investigators say.