Press Releases Archive

June 9, 2021

Loaded Automatic Weapon, Handgun, 25 Pounds of Cocaine and $350,000 Cash Seized in the Bronx: Narcotics Shipped to New York from Puerto Rico inside Swiffer Boxes

An alleged major trafficker and two other individuals are charged in connection with a large-scale cocaine distribution operation in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx. Over 10 kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $3.5 million, $350,000 cash, a pistol and an assault rifle were allegedly recovered during a short-term investigation.

May 11, 2021

Three Indicted in Connection with Seizure of 40 Pounds of Fentanyl, Heroin and Cocaine, and Seven Semi-Automatic Guns, in Queens and Brooklyn

An indictment filed by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor and unsealed today in Manhattan Supreme Court charges three defendants in connection with a large-scale narcotics and weapons possession conspiracy. Accused ringleader TERRY BARBOUR faces 32 counts, including Operating as a Major Trafficker, Conspiracy in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First and Third Degrees, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second and Third Degrees, and other crimes.

May 3, 2021

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan Will Move to Dismiss 24 Convictions and Seal 4 Additional Arrest Records

Convictions Relied on Former Narcotics Detective Joseph Franco, since fired by the NYPD and charged with multiple perjuries

April 21, 2021

Bridget Brennan Statement on Conviction of Derek Chauvin

The guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin allows some light to shine through the dark cloud that has too often hovered over the criminal justice system. The verdict affirms the value of George Floyd’s life, but his senseless death demands an immediate response from those in criminal justice roles.  We must do all we can to restore community trust and ensure a fair and equitable justice system. 

April 1, 2021

Two Men Arrested with 100 Pounds of Cocaine Stamped with the Nickname of One of the World’s Greatest Soccer Players

Gun and over $200,000 seized from apartment and vehicle in Jamaica More than one hundred pounds of cocaine were recovered from a seventh-floor apartment in a two building 17 story residential complex containing a gym, lap pool and roof deck, in Queens on Monday afternoon. Investigators and agents arrested two individuals, and recovered one loaded handgun, and more than $200,000, …

February 17, 2021

Six Charged as Round-the-Clock Street Market for Drugs is Dismantled in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx

Six individuals were arrested and indicted in connection with a disruptive street-level drug organization that operated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington Heights, Manhattan and Kingsbridge Heights, Bronx. The organization allegedly sold a wide range of substances, including heroin mixed with fentanyl, counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, during the wiretap investigation conducted by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor and the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Narcotics Borough Bronx, Narcotics Borough Manhattan North and 33rd Precinct.

February 17, 2021

Meth Conversion Lab Found in Vacant Bronx Apartment

NEW YORK CITY – A methamphetamine conversion lab was safely dismantled at 3204 Kingsbridge Ave., Apt. 6A, Bronx, NY by members U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and New York City Police Department (NYPD). Agents and officers arrested three individuals and seized approximately 22 pounds of methamphetamine, 45 grams of heroin, and 2,000 pills with the appearance of Percocet and oxycodone that will be tested as possible counterfeits. This is the first meth conversion lab that DEA has encountered in New York City. The case is being prosecuted by New York City’s Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

February 10, 2021

Over 86 Pounds of Suspected Heroin, 1,000 Fentanyl Pills and $200,000 Cash Seized in Ridgewood, Queens: Four Arrests

An accused major trafficker and three other individuals are charged in connection with a large-scale heroin-packaging mill dismantled in Ridgewood, Queens. Approximately 39 kilograms of suspected heroin, with an estimated street value of $12 million, 1,000 fentanyl pills and $200,000 cash were recovered during the investigation, conducted by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force (NYDETF), Group T-21, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York.

January 29, 2021

Statement by Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan on Record High Overdose Deaths due to Fentanyl

“As the deadly COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, we are learning more about the effects of another serious health crisis over the past year – the opioid epidemic. Tragically, more people died from drug overdose in New York City in the first half of 2020 than ever before, according to new data from the city health department. Fentanyl is driving record overdose deaths and New Yorkers who use drugs are far more likely to encounter fentanyl.

January 8, 2021

Over 44 Pounds of Suspected Fentanyl, Heroin and Cocaine Seized in Ozone Park, Queens: Three arrested

Loaded AK-47 semiautomatic rifle and .380 caliber pistol also recovered

January 7, 2021

Over 30 Pounds of Suspected Heroin and Hundreds of Fentanyl Pills Seized at Bronx Packaging Mill: Five Arrested

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Division, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea and State Police Acting Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen announced the arrests of five individuals and the seizure of approximately $2 million worth of suspected heroin and
fentanyl pills following an investigation into a large-scale narcotics organization operating in the Bronx.

November 24, 2020


Manhattan Psychiatrist And Medical Assistant Arrested In Illegal Sales Of Prescriptions For Addictive Controlled Substances