Press Releases Archive

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August 26, 2019

STATEMENT BY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS DARCEL D. CLARK, ERIC GONZALEZ, MICHAEL E. MCMAHON, CYRUS R. VANCE JR. AND ACTING DISTRICT ATTORNEY JOHN M. RYAN

As the District Attorneys who serve all of the residents of New York City, we are committed to using every tool at our disposal to prevent fatal drug overdoses and to working in partnership with public health officials and community leaders.

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August 26, 2019

Major Trafficker Extradited from the Dominican Republic; Linked to Large Scale Heroin and Fentanyl Distribution Ring

The extradition of ANYERSON DELACRUZ-ROSARIO, a major narcotics trafficker who allegedly set up and supplied a series of heroin and fentanyl packaging operations in the Bronx that distributed hundreds of thousands of user ready packets between December 2014 and March 2016.

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July 23, 2019

SPECIAL NARCOTICS GRAND JURY REPORT DOCUMENTS IMPACT OF FENTANYL ANALOGS ON OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN NEW YORK CITY

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced today the release of a Grand Jury report documenting the impact of fentanyl analogs on the opioid epidemic in New York City. The report is the first of its kind issued by a Special Narcotics Grand Jury.

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July 19, 2019

$5 MILLION WORTH OF HEROIN INTERCEPTED EN ROUTE TO NEW YORK CITY AND NORTHEAST: EL CHAPO BRAND RECOVERED

The seizure of three kilograms of suspected heroin and more than 250,000 individually packaged glassine envelopes destined for distribution on New York City streets and in the Northeast.

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July 8, 2019

EIGHT CHARGED IN CONSPIRACIES TO COMMIT ASSAULT, WEAPONS POSSESSION AND NARCOTICS SALES

Eight members of a Brooklyn-based criminal organization charged with trafficking in narcotics, attempted assault and weapons possession.

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June 18, 2019

DRUG DEALER TARGETED BUSY UNION SQUARE BUSINESSES IN SALES OF HEROIN, FENTANYL AND COCAINE

The indictment of ANTHONY MORALES for allegedly selling large quantities of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine inside fast food restaurants and a supermarket in the vicinity of Manhattan’s Union Square.

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June 18, 2019

PHYSICIAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER AND RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT IN THE DEATHS OF THREE PATIENTS OF HIS FLUSHING, QUEENS PILL MILL

Dr. LAWRENCE CHOY, the former operator of a medical clinic in Flushing, Queens, in connection with the deaths of three patients to whom he illegally sold prescriptions for opioids and other controlled substances in lethal dosages and combinations.

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May 30, 2019

MAJOR NARCOTICS TRAFFICKERS SENTENCED FOR SMUGGLING COCAINE VIA U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of Puerto Rico-based drug suppliers LUIS XAVIER MELENDEZ SANCHEZ and ELIUD TORRES on top narcotics possession and conspiracy charges.

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May 30, 2019

14 CHARGED IN SALES OF HEROIN, FENTANYL AND FENTANYL ANALOGS FOLLOWING DRUG OVERDOSES

South Brooklyn Motels and Public Housing Development Served as Trafficking Hubs; Brazen Assault at Staples Store Linked to Drug Dispute

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May 14, 2019

SUPERVISING PHARMACIST AND PHARMACY TECHNICIAN ARRESTED IN DIVERSION OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN OXYCODONE PILLS FROM QUEENS PHARMACY

Arrests of a supervising pharmacist and a pharmacy technician, who allegedly abused their positions at a Richmond Hill, Queens pharmacy by knowingly filling forged prescriptions for opioid painkillers and illegally selling additional pills in exchange for cash.

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April 12, 2019

QUEENS MAN CHARGED IN SALES OF NARCOTICS AND PROMOTING PROSTITUTION

The indictment of CARLOS MEDINA PALOMINO, a resident of Queens, in connection with multiple sales of narcotics, including cocaine and fentanyl, and the operation of two brothels was announced.

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April 1, 2019

OVER 77 POUNDS OF SUSPECTED HEROIN AND FENTANYL AND APPROXIMATELY $200,000 CASH SEIZED IN HARLEM: PACKAGES LABELLED “PABLO ESCOBAR”

The seizure of approximately 35 kilograms of suspected heroin/fentanyl (over 77 pounds), worth over $10 million was announced.