Press Releases Archive

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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.

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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