Press Releases Archive

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May 4, 2017

Brooklyn Drug Delivery Service Sold Crack-Cocaine, Heroin and “Supersized” Envelopes of Pure Fentanyl: Firearm Seized

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the arrest and indictment of four defendants who worked for a Brooklyn-based drug delivery service and sold crack cocaine, heroin and fentanyl in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bensonhurst, Borough Park and Sunset Park.

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April 7, 2017

Brooklyn Medical Clinics Pumped Over 6.3 Million Narcotic Painkillers onto Black Market and Billed Millions of Dollars in Fraudulent Medicaid and Medicare Reimbursements

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the indictment of 13 individuals in connection with schemes to defraud Medicaid and Medicare of millions of dollars, to illegally sell prescriptions for opioid painkillers and to commit money laundering.

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March 31, 2017

$2 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized in NYC’s Diamond District

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the seizure of 55 kilograms of cocaine (121 lbs.) from a fictitious jewelry business operating in
the Diamond District of New York City.

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March 21, 2017

Over $4.1 Million and Three Kilograms of Heroin Seized: Three Arrested

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the arrest of three members of a narcotics trafficking group and the seizure of over $4.1 million and three kilograms of heroin (over six pounds) from a storage unit in the Bronx and a U-Haul truck.

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March 18, 2017

Three Charged in Schemes to Smuggle Cocaine and Cash to and from Costa Rica: Fake Sweepstakes Preyed on Elderly Victims

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the arrest and indictment of three individuals in connection with cocaine smuggling, money laundering, and a defraud scheme.

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February 27, 2017

Trucking Company Owner Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Role in $6.5 Million Crystal Meth and Heroin Haul

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced the sentencing of Deivis Ceballos to 13 years in prison and five years post-release supervision on charges of Conspiracy in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree.

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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.