News Release Archive

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June 1, 2020

QNS- With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging so many communities in the borough, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz is reminding residents that there is another serious public health threat facing this…

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May 31, 2020

Newsday – An alarming spike in fatal drug overdoses on Long Island is linked to the coronavirus pandemic, law enforcement and public health officials said. Preliminary data in Suffolk County…

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May 24, 2020

NBC News – Statewide lockdown orders have disrupted the traffickers’ operations, making it more difficult to launder money and move cash across the border.

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May 22, 2020

Newsday- Suffolk County authorities have busted a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring and money laundering operation linked to several overdoses, arresting 15 people allegedly selling heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine and price gouging their drug customers during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Thursday.

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May 21, 2020

New York Daily News- Last week, when Melissa Etheridge announced that her son had died of an opioid overdose, the nation was reminded of the toll that the addiction crisis is taking on families.

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May 8, 2020

NY Post – A group of alleged drug dealers in the Bronx were caught peddling single-dose heroin and fentanyl packets that were stamped with the name of the virus that is ravaging the city.

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March 21, 2020

New York Daily News- A Long Island rapper who rhymed about laundering drug money got a taste of his own medicine after being busted for running a cross-country cocaine and fentanyl distribution ring, officials said Saturday.

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January 23, 2020

The New York Times- Last April, the New York State Legislature passed an ill-considered set of criminal justice reforms that were buried in the state budget bill. As those reforms have taken effect, it has become clear that they present a significant challenge to public safety.

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January 22, 2020

City Limits- After nearly 40 years of snorting heroin, Tamara Morgan almost died from two sniffs.

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December 30, 2019

PIX 11 News- New York State’s bail reform law doesn’t take effect until next week on Jan. 1, 2020, but judges started releasing criminal suspects back in November.

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November 19, 2019

Daily News- A speed-demon drug dealer with a reputation for high-speed getaways ran out of road Monday when cops and federal agents tracked him to a Bronx nightclub, authorities said.