News Release Archive

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.

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.

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May 16, 2022

A North Carolina man is accused of selling nearly 50 pounds of crystal meth in Manhattan and Queens, prosecutors announced Friday.

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February 24, 2022

MASPETH, QUEENS — Agents busted into a Maspeth basement apartment Tuesday night and found $1.5 million worth of heroin and fentanyl labeled “Black Widow,” “Asylum” and “Gucci,” prosecutors announced Thursday.

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November 30, 2021

In an attempt to curb a surge in overdose deaths caused by increasingly potent street drugs, New York City will authorize two supervised injection sites in Manhattan to begin operating as soon as Tuesday.

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November 8, 2021

RIVERDALE, the Bronx — Two Bronx men were hit with a slew of charges over the weekend after local and federal authorities discovered over 25 lbs. of alleged heroin, several guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in a Bronx apartment last Thursday, officials announced Monday.

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October 28, 2021

Five men were indicted Wednesday for allegedly running a “vast narcotics conspiracy” where they smuggled millions of dollars worth of cocaine into New York City — using children’s lunchboxes, prosecutors said.

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October 20, 2021

Two men were arrested with a lethal load of 50,000 fentanyl pills smuggled over the U.S.-Mexico border in bags seasoned with red pepper chili flakes to throw off drug-sniffing dogs, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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October 1, 2021

Matt Capelouto’s daughter, Alex, was home for winter break from Arizona State University in 2019 when she died after buying and taking the pill. She didn’t get a chance to open her Christmas presents. 

One month into the pandemic in 2020, Bridgette Norring’s teenage son was found unconscious in his bed by his brother. 

Luca Manuel was just 13 when he took the drug the afternoon before he was supposed to start back at school for the first day of in-person classes since lockdown. His mother, Amanda Faith Eubanks, held her son for the last time as he was being put into the coroner’s van inside of a body bag.

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September 27, 2021

Pointing to an “alarming” increase in fatal overdoses, the Drug Enforcement Administration warned on Monday that a record number of the 9.5 million fake prescription pills it had seized in the United States this year contained lethal amounts of fentanyl.

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September 8, 2021

Michael K. Williams, the actor who brought a hard-edge charisma to his portrayal of Omar Little, the sawed-off-shotgun-wielding stickup man on the pioneering HBO series “The Wire,” was found dead on Monday in his home in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. He was 54.

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August 31, 2021

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. — The 911 calls to the Southold Town Police Department began to pour in on a Wednesday. And for three days they did not stop.