Limits On DEA Have Hurt New York In Fight Against Opioids, Special Prosecutor SaysA “60 Minutes/Washington Post” investigation this past weekend revealed that Congress fueled the opioid epidemic by passing a bill limiting the DEA's ability to freeze suspicious narcotics shipments.
NYC Prosecutor To Receive Extra $2M From Mayor To Target Violence, Drug CrimesThe funds will also go toward the hiring of staff members and the purchase of new computer equipment.
NYC Doctor Charged With Selling Oxycodone PrescriptionsDavid Duffy was arrested Thursday at his home in Flushing. He was awaiting arraignment in Manhattan.
Authorities Make Record-Breaking Heroin Bust In The BronxOver 70 kilograms of heroin, $2 million cash and a firearm were seized from a Chevy Suburban behind an apartment building in the Fieldstone section of the Bronx.
5 Charged With Smuggling Drugs From Mexico To NYCAuthorities said that 30 pounds of heroin and $835,000 in cash were recovered during a wire-tap investigation that began last year.
Jury Finds Dr. Stan Li Guilty In Prescription Drug Deaths CaseBridget Brennan, the city's Special Narcotics Prosecutor, said Li's conviction should send a message to the few unscrupulous doctors who do so much harm to so many by becoming drug dealers.
Authorities Seize More Than 60 Pounds Of Drugs Stashed In Washington Heights ApartmentsThree men have been arrested and charged with allegedly running a sophisticated drug trafficking operation out of two Washington Heights apartments, authorities announced Wednesday.
NYPD's Operation Crew Cut Leads To 10 More Arrests Of Suspected Gang MembersIncluding 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.
Prosecutors: Bronx Clinic Doctors Wrote Bogus Prescriptions For 5.5 Million Oxycodone PillsThe 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.
NYPD Questions 4 On Possible Drug Sales To Philip Seymour HoffmanThe 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.
Alleged Drug Trafficking Ringleader Carlos Medina Ordered Held Without BailCarlos 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.
Reputed Drug Kingpin Carlos Medina, 10 Others ArrestedCarlos 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.