News Release Archive

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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.

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July 19, 2021

CBS NEW YORK– Authorities say three men face charges in a large-scale narcotics operation based out of the Bronx. Authorities say they seized nearly 40 pounds of what’s believed to be heroin and fentanyl as part of the bust. The drugs were stamped with a variety of brand names, including “COVID-19,” “Drop Dead,” “Straight Up,” “Waze,” “Thunder Cats” and many more.

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July 14, 2021

As Covid raged, so did the country’s other epidemic. Drug overdose deaths rose nearly 30 percent in 2020 to a record 93,000, according to preliminary statistics released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s the largest single-year increase recorded.

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June 29, 2021

Over the course of nearly four hours of opening statements on Tuesday, attorneys for New York described the opioid industry as one that pushed pills and chased profits while disregarding the human toll of addiction, their initial salvo in the first opioid case in the country where a jury rather than a judge will decide the outcome.

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June 28, 2021

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 COVID-19, according to the city Special Prosecutor’s Office.