Press Releases Archive

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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.

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March 11, 2019

PHYSICIAN PLEADS GUILTY TO 16 FELONY CHARGES: OPERATED BROOKLYN PILL MILLS AND DIRECTED FRAUDULENT MEDICAID/MEDICARE BILLING

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announces the guilty plea of Dr. LAZAR FEYGIN, the operator of two medical clinics in Brooklyn, in connection with schemes to illegally sell prescriptions for millions of oxycodone pills, to defraud Medicaid and Medicare of millions of dollars and to commit money laundering.

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March 7, 2019

THIRTEEN INDICTED IN SALES OF HEROIN, FENTANYL AND COCAINE: UPPER EAST SIDE FATAL OVERDOSE SPARKED INVESTIGATION

Bronx Dealer Faces Charges of Reckless Endangerment for Knowingly Selling Potentially Lethal Fentanyl; Former NYPD Officer Charged in Narcotic Sales to Undercover Officer

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February 22, 2019

SIX INDICTED FOLLOWING OVER 50 SALES OF NARCOTICS IN HARLEM: TWO HANDGUNS SEIZED

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced today the arrest and indictment of six individuals in connection with an investigation that involved more than 50 sales of crack cocaine and heroin in the vicinity of the West 123rd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem.

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February 11, 2019

Dangerous Fentanyl Masked as Counterfeit Oxycodone: 20,000 Pills Seized in the Bronx and Manhattan

New Yorkers Cautioned Against Purchasing Black Market Prescription Pills

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January 30, 2019

FORMER NYPD OFFICER SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON FOR CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

The sentencing of former New York City Police Officer JOSE SIERRA in connection with sales of narcotics to an undercover officer was announced today.

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January 17, 2019

NYC DRUG DELIVERY SERVICE MADE UP TO $50,000 IN SALES EACH WEEK: LEADERS CHARGED WITH OPERATING AS MAJOR TRAFFICKERS

The arrest and indictment of 14 individuals in connection with an alleged drug delivery service that primarily catered to customers in southern Brooklyn and made up to $8,000 in sales each day was announced today.

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January 14, 2019

LOS ANGELES MAN INDICTED FOR LARGE SHIPMENTS OF METHAMPHETAMINE SENT FROM CALIFORNIA TO THE NEW YORK CITY AREA

The indictment of RICHARD DEAN DESAIN, a resident of Los Angeles, in connection with multiple large-scale shipments of methamphetamine to New York City and the surrounding area was announced.

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January 13, 2019

APPROXIMATELY 70 POUNDS OF HEROIN AND FENTANYL SEIZED FROM WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK IN THE BRONX AND YONKERS

the indictment of five individuals, including four linked to a wholesale heroin and fentanyl distribution network in the Bronx and one who represented a Mexico-based narcotics supply organization.

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November 1, 2018

Pharmacist Arrested in Diversion of 5,000 Oxycodone Pills Worth up to $150,000 from a Pharmacy in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan announced the arrest of pharmacist Hoi In Mui, aka “Annie,” for allegedly diverting thousands of oxycodone pills from the Brooklyn pharmacy where she was employed to the black market and for forging prescriptions.

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October 25, 2018

Ten Indicted Following more than 70 Sales of Narcotics at Brooklyn’s Farragut Houses

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan announced today the arrest and indictment of 10 individuals in connection with an investigation that involved more than 70 sales of heroin and crack cocaine in the vicinity of the Farragut Houses, a New York City Housing Authority residential development bordering the Brooklyn Navy Yard and in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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October 9, 2018

Black Market Pill Manufacturing Operation Dismantled in Bronx Apartment Building: Superintendent among Three Charged

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan announced the indictment and arrest of three individuals in connection with an alleged conspiracy to produce and distribute black market pills containing heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine in the Bronx.