Press Releases Archive

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July 15, 2015

Newly Refurbished Gymnasium at Farragut Houses in Brooklyn: Funding through Seized Narcotics Proceeds

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the unveiling of a newly refurbished gymnasium at the Farragut Houses, a New York City Housing Authority development in the Vinegar Hill section of Brooklyn.

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June 17, 2015

Bronx-to-Suffolk Heroin Ring Busted A pair of Deer Park brothers indicted as Major Traffickers

The Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York, Bridget G. Brennan announced the dismantling of a heroin distribution network led by two Deer Park brothers, Winston and Uriel Rose, who over a six week period purchased from their Bronx supplier 20,200 bags of heroin to sell to heroin users and heroin dealers in western Suffolk County.

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June 17, 2015

Former pharmacy director for Beth Israel Medical Center pleads guilty in theft of oxycodone pills: License forfeited

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the guilty plea of Anthony D’Alessandro, former Director of Pharmacy Services for Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, to four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree.

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June 17, 2015

Four indicted for drug trafficking in Coney Island and Williamsburg, Brooklyn: 34 narcotics and firearm charges

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced a 34-count indictment charging four individuals with drug trafficking in the vicinity of Sea Rise, a privately-owned housing development in Coney Island, and Williams Plaza, a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) complex in Williamsburg, as well as one firearm sale.

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June 9, 2015

Upper West Side doctor and wife indicted for conspiracy and 37 illegal prescription sales: Over $600,000 cash seized

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the indictment and arrest of Dr. Rogelio Luca and his wife, Lydia Lucas, who served as an office manager for her husband’s medical practice.

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June 3, 2015

Drug kingpin sentenced to 11 years in prison: $6.5 million “crystal meth” and heroin haul

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of drug kingpin Jose Mauro Mota to 11 years in prison and five years post-release supervision for Operating as a Major Trafficker and 3 ½ years to 10 ½ years for Conspiracy in the Second Degree. Both prison terms are to run concurrently.

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May 28, 2015

Gramercy Physician Convicted in 39 Illegal Prescription Sales

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced today the conviction of Dr. Hector Castro, an internal medicine practitioner, on 39 counts of Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance.

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May 21, 2015

Astoria doctor indicted in illegal sales of 130 painkiller prescriptions: Three patients received 30,000 pills in 6 months

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the arrest and indictment of Dr. David Duffy on charges he illegally sold 130 prescriptions for oxycodone, a highly addictive opioid painkiller.

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May 19, 2015

Record-breaking seizure: Over 70 kilograms of heroin, $2 million cash and firearm recovered in the Fieldston section of the Bronx

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the arrest of four members of a narcotics trafficking network and the seizure of over 70 kilograms of heroin (154 lbs.) worth up to $50 million, plus $2 million in cash and a firearm. The massive load of narcotics and cash was recovered from a vehicle and an apartment in the Fieldston section of the Bronx, near Horace Mann School and adjacent to Van Cortlandt Park. Largest DEA heroin seizure in New York State: Fourth largest in U.S.

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May 19, 2015

Major heroin supply chain from New York City to Upstate counties, Long Island dismantled: Five arrested, $5 million in heroin, $115,000 cash and two guns seized

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the arrest of five members of a heroin trafficking network and the seizure of 12 kilograms of heroin (over 26 lbs.) worth at least $5 million, plus $115,000 in cash, two guns and drug paraphernalia.

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May 14, 2015

Heroin trafficking ring dismantled in the University Heights section of the Bronx: 15 arrests

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the arrests of 15 individuals on drug charges following an investigation that involved 10 sales of heroin to undercover officers for over $26,000 in the University Heights section of the Bronx. Officers also conducted a series of court authorized searches yesterday, uncovering a heroin packaging operation and seizing quantities of powder cocaine, crack-cocaine and oxycodone.

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May 13, 2015

New Scoreboard Unveiled at Wadleigh Secondary School: Funded through Seized Narcotics Proceeds

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the unveiling of a new scoreboard and 24-second clocks at Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Harlem.