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Trap behind medicine cabinet in Washington Heights apartment used for alleged drug trafficking operation. (credit: Officer of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor)

Authorities Seize More Than 60 Pounds Of Drugs Stashed In Washington Heights Apartments

Three men have been arrested and charged with allegedly running a sophisticated drug trafficking operation out of two Washington Heights apartments, authorities announced Wednesday.

04/16/2014

NYPD (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD’s Operation Crew Cut Leads To 10 More Arrests Of Suspected Gang Members

Including the final phase of Operation Crew Cut, a total of 50 members or leaders of four violent gangs have been charged with murder, assault, narcotics possession and on gun-related crimes, according to authorities.

03/03/2014

Surveillance photo of crowd outside Astramed Physicians in the Bronx, from July 9, 2013. Dr. Terdiman is seen in a white shirt, pointing, in the center. (credit: Office of the NYC Special Narcotics Prosecutor)

Prosecutors: Bronx Clinic Doctors Wrote Bogus Prescriptions For 5.5 Million Oxycodone Pills

The ring operated out of Astramed, a purported medical clinic with multiple locations in the Bronx, prosecutors said. The pills have a street value of up to $550 million.

02/05/2014

FILE - Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" on Nov. 18, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYPD Questions 4 On Possible Drug Sales To Philip Seymour Hoffman

The NYPD has arrested four people on drug charges, and police were questioning them late Tuesday in connection to drug sales to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

02/04/2014

Cocaine (credit: ClipArt.com)

Alleged Drug Trafficking Ringleader Carlos Medina Ordered Held Without Bail

Carlos Medina, 59, was arraigned Friday following his arrest on a number of narcotics possession and dealing charges. Medina spent nearly 25 years locked up on a federal conviction.

01/17/2014

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Reputed Drug Kingpin Carlos Medina, 10 Others Arrested

Carlos Medina had served nearly 20 years in prison after being convicted on federal drug charges in 1986. Medina was arrested at his home in Yonkers on Monday morning.

01/16/2014

The guns, cash and  pot seized from the apartments of two suspected drug traffickers. (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor)

2 Suspected Drug Traffickers Indicted Following Months-Long Investigation

More than $35,000 in marijuana, four guns and $21,000 in cash were seized, along with two pit bulls and a large python. The drugs and cash were found at the dealing site in Harlem and at the men’s apartments in the Bronx.

11/22/2013

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Authorities: Drug Trafficker Had $1 Million Worth Of Cocaine In Bronx Home

Authorities said they seized more than 68 pounds of cocaine with a street value of more than $1 million.

10/23/2013

Sheepshead Bay Drug Ring Defendants

Police Bust Alleged Drug Ring That Halted Operations For Shabbat

Police have busted up an alleged ring of drug dealers who allegedly had been selling heroin, oxycodone and other drugs in southern Brooklyn – but had been shutting down operations every Friday evening to observe Shabbat.

09/10/2013

Some of the 254 weapons that were seized as part of a police sting operation in New York City on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Authorities: 19 Charged In Largest Gun Bust In NYC’s History

A pair of gunrunners smuggled firearms into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses offering cheap fares and lesser odds of getting caught, authorities said Monday.

08/19/2013

Cocaine (file / credit: clipart.com)

11 Drug-Dealing Bronx Gang Members Charged In Violent Robbery, Assault Pattern

The members of “6 Wild” allegedly held a gun to their victims’ heads and demanded cash and drugs before severely beating the victims, prosecutors said. In some cases, the victims were strangled, according to authorities.

06/20/2013

Drugs Seized In Queens (credit: Handout)

Prosecutors: Over $2M In Heroin, Crystal Meth Seized From Queens Drug Trafficking Trio

Miguel Mercado-Guelen, Henry Nunez and Diego Estevez were arrested last month in the Bronx after an alleged drug and cash exchange, prosecutors said.

05/20/2013

Dr. Hector Castro arrested (credit: Handout)

Officials: Manhattan Doctor Charged In $10M Oxycodone-Trafficking Ring

Narcotics investigators allege Dr. Hector Castro’s medical office on East 16th Street was at the heart of two major schemes to peddle millions of highly-addictive oxycodone pills across several states.

03/28/2013

Stan Li (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York)

Prosecutors: Queens Doctor Charged In OD Deaths; Turned ‘Blind Eye’ To Signs Of Addiction

The charges were announced in an indictment Thursday against 58-year-old Stan Li.

12/06/2012

Facebook (file / credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Take Down Violent Bronx Gang That Used Facebook To Recruit

Ten members of a street gang in the Bronx have been indicted, in connection with multiple shootouts on the streets, and a recruitment campaign that targeted children as young as 14 through Facebook.

12/05/2012

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