“Whether the drug deal occurs on the street corner or on the Internet, it’s a crime,” Bridget Brennan, special narcotics prosecutor for New York City, said Thursday in a statement announcing the arrests.
There have been more than a dozen shootings in past year and a half at the Cypress Hills Houses, including two murders.
A New York City attorney and her physician’s assistant boyfriend have pleaded not guilty in a case that claims they were involved in a prescription painkiller scheme.
One of those charged, a doctor from Great Neck, is accused of conspiring to distribute oxycodone to “shoppers” he knew were reselling to addicts, prosecutors said.
Major pharmaceutical companies saw dollar signs when they first began to push doctors to freely prescribe powerful opiate-based painkillers for just about anything, WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported. Now there is a major public health crisis.
WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 6 – Law Enforcement’s New Focus On Painkiller-Related Violence
Narcotic painkillers and the doctors who prescribe them illegally have become a new focus for law enforcement, WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported.
1800 Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn drew the attention of narcotics investigators after a was killed by a stray bullet while picking up her child from school.
Prosecutors have said at least 10 of Dr. Stan Li’s patients died of overdoses and another killed four people in a pharmacy robbery.
Police say Epifanio Santiago was one of three men arrested for drug trafficking after a four-month investigation at the Chelsea Houses.
Four New York City men are facing drug-trafficking charges after investigators seized a record-breaking shipment of methamphetamine in New Jersey.
New York City police and federal authorities say they brought down a major cocaine cartel in the middle of Times Square.
Officials said over $1.5 million in heroin was seized and 10 members of an alleged narcotics trafficking ring were arrested yesterday in Fort Lee.
Thirty-one people were arrested and charged with selling oxycodone pills out of an ice cream truck on Staten Island.
Authorities say a newly renovated apartment two blocks from Times Square was being used as a major heroin-packaging mill to process millions of dollars’ worth of the drug for sale.