News Release Archive

February 17, 2021

He won’t beat this heat with a kiddie pool! A Washington Heights man who set up an inflatable pool to help residents cool off during last summer’s heatwave has been busted for running an extensive drug-dealing operation out of his apartment building, authorities said.

February 17, 2021

Drug Enforcement Administration agents and NYPD officers raided a methamphetamine conversion lab in a vacant Bronx apartment earlier this month, the first such lab to be discovered in New York City, the DEA said in a statement released Wednesday.

February 17, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City apartment was used to cook crystal meth on a scale usually only seen in non-urban settings, authorities said Wednesday.

February 10, 2021

NBC NEW YORK- An accused major drug trafficker and three others were charged in connection with a large-scale heroin-packaging mill dismantled in Ridgewood, Queens, authorities announced Wednesday.

February 10, 2021

ABC- A year ago, the U.S. was in the grips of an epidemic — the scourge of opioid addiction, with more than 70,000 lives lost to drug overdoses in 2019, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Fentanyl and guns displayed on table after large narcotics seizure.
January 26, 2021

LOHUD- During the coronavirus pandemic, the drug business boomed, users died more than ever before and violence surged. America saw the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period between May 2019 and May 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

January 26, 2021

PIX 11- THE BRONX — With thousands of Americans dying of COVID-19 every day, two other killers are lurking in the shadows of coronavirus headlines: methamphetamines and fentanyl.

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January 8, 2021

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three people have been arrested in connection with a drug trafficking ring in Queens.

January 7, 2021

New York Daily News- Two apartments in a West Bronx building were converted into a major drug distribution center, prosecutors charged Thursday, announcing the seizure of 30 pounds of heroin and fentanyl worth $2 million.

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January 4, 2021

New York Times – Jackie Ré, who runs a substance-use disorder facility in New Jersey, gathered the 12 female residents of her center in the living room on March 27 and told them that the coronavirus outbreak had forced the center to limit contact with the outside world.

Haven Drugs Pharmacy where David Laffer — a patient of Li’s — gunned down four people.
January 2, 2021

New York Post – The night he died in 2010, Nicholas Rappold dashed out of his house in Flushing, blowing a kiss to his mom. He said he was going on a date.

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December 24, 2020

(CNN)The US has seen a substantial increase in fatal drug overdoses and set a record for deaths from overdoses in the year that ended in May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.