Press Releases Archive

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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.

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September 20, 2018

Staten Island Narcotics Investigation Upends Citywide Supply Chain in Manhattan and the Bronx

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan announced the arrest and indictment of 9 individuals, including alleged heroin and fentanyl distributors on Staten Island and narcotics suppliers in the Bronx and the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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September 6, 2018

Dr. Rogelio Lucas and Wife Lydia Lucas Sentenced to Prison for Operating Upper West Side Pill Mill

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced the sentencing of Dr. Rogelio Lucas and his wife and office manager Lydia Lucas to prison terms for engaging in a conspiracy to sell prescriptions for the addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone for no legitimate medical purpose from an Upper West Side medical practice.

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August 6, 2018

Approximately $150K in Narcotics Disguised as Children’s Gifts Recovered in Brooklyn and the Bronx: Three Indicted

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan announced the arrest and indictment of three individuals in connection with alleged cocaine trafficking in Mill Basin, Brooklyn. Nearly nine pounds of suspected cocaine and over $74k cash seized.

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August 3, 2018

NYC Drug Distribution Network and West Village Gambling Operation Dismantled Following Wiretap Investigation: 32 Arrested

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan announced the arrest of 32 individuals on narcotics and gambling charges. The investigation uncovered a large-scale alleged cocaine and heroin distribution network centered in the East Village and a related gambling operation located in a busy commercial district near West 11th Street and Avenue of the Americas in the West Village.

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July 19, 2018

An Estimated $7.5 Million in Suspected Heroin and Fentanyl Seized from Major Drug Packaging Operation in the Bronx: Five Arrested

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan announced the seizure of approximately 25 kilograms of suspected heroin and fentanyl (over 55 pounds), worth up to $7.5 million, from an alleged drug packaging mill in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx.