Press Releases Archive

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February 8, 2017

13 Arrested in Scheme to Smuggle Narcotics from Puerto Rico to New York via the U.S. Mail: Over 45 Pounds of Cocaine and Heroin Seized

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the arrest and indictment of 13 members of a narcotics trafficking group charged with smuggling large amounts of narcotics from Puerto Rico through the U.S. Mail for distribution in New York City.

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January 27, 2017

Second Major Narcotics Trafficker Extradited from Colombia for Smuggling Drugs to New York City aboard Famed Spanish Navy Ship

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the extradition of an alleged Colombian drug trafficker who conspired to smuggle multikilogram quantities of heroin and cocaine to New York City aboard the emblematic Royal Spanish Navy training vessel between April and May of 2014.

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January 23, 2017

New York City Prescription Forgery Ring Pumped Nearly $3 Million in Painkillers onto the Black Market: 7 Arrested

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the indictment and arrest of seven defendants, including two alleged leaders of a lucrative scheme to forge prescriptions for addictive opioid painkillers and illegally obtain pills from pharmacies for resale on the black market.

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January 18, 2017

Santino Boderick Sentenced to 117 ½ to 130 years in Prison for his role in “GS9” Gang Warfare

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced the sentencing of Santino Boderick, 23, to 117 ½ to 130 years in prison for his role in gang warfare between the Brooklyn street crew “GS9” and multiple rivals, which resulted in shootings in New York City and Miami.

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January 7, 2017

Former Physician Pleads Guilty to Selling Amphetamine Diet Pills to Patients Long After Losing Medical License

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced the conviction of Steven Bernhard, a former practitioner of osteopathic medicine who sold amphetamine diet pills to patients long after his medical license was revoked for dangerous prescribing practices.

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November 30, 2016

Open Air Drug Market Disrupted in Washington Heights: 13 Members and Associates of the “Six Block” Gang Arrested

Bridget G. Brennan announced today the indictment and arrests of 13 individuals as a result of a long-term investigation into criminal street gang involvement in an open air drug market operating in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.

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November 29, 2016

New York City Firefighter Charged in Narcotics Sales: Drugs Sold in Front of Firehouse and Near Schools

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the arrest and indictment of a New York City firefighter on multiple counts of Conspiracy, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance on or near School Grounds.

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November 18, 2016

“GS9” Gang Member Santino Boderick Convicted in Conspiracies, Attempted Murder, Assault, and Other Crime

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced that a jury has convicted Santino Boderick, 23, on all top counts charged in connection with his role in gang turf warfare between the Brooklyn street crew “GS9” and multiple rivals, which resulted in shootings in New York City and Miami.

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November 14, 2016

Colombian Drug Trafficker Extradited to New York City for Smuggling Narcotics to New York Aboard Famed Spanish Navy Ship

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the extradition of an alleged Colombian drug trafficker who conspired to smuggle multi-kilogram quantities of heroin and cocaine to New York City aboard the emblematic Royal Spanish Navy training vessel, the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, between April and May of 2014. The extradition of another Colombian national involved with the case is also anticipated in the near future.

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November 7, 2016

Drug Delivery Service Sold Cocaine in Livery Cars: Five Arrested on Conspiracy, Narcotics and Weapons Charges

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the arrest and indictment
of five individuals on conspiracy, narcotics and weapon possession charges following a long-term undercover investigation. The defendants were involved in three overlapping narcotics operations. Approximately $300,000 cash, two pounds of cocaine and firearm in Farmingdale, L.I. home.

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October 19, 2016

Ackquille Pollard, aka “Bobby Shmurda,” Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Conspiracy and Criminal Possession of a Weapon

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced the sentencing of Ackquille Pollard to seven years in prison and five years post-release supervision for Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree in Manhattan Supreme Court.

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September 26, 2016

17 Arrested and Two Firearms Seized Following East Harlem Drug Gang Investigation: Sales near Schools and Playground

New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan announced the the arrest 17 individuals as a result of a long-term investigation into round-the-clock narcotics sales in the vicinity of the AK Houses, a privately-owned affordable housing complex in East Harlem, Manhattan. The Crime Strategies Unit for the office of New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. assisted in the investigation.