Bridget Brennan

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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

Cocaine seized by New York State Police in Times Square (credit: NYSP)

Six Indicted After Cocaine Seizure Near Times Square Hotel

Indictments have been handed down in the case of 105 pounds of cocaine seized near a Times Square hotel last month.

11/26/2012

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NYC Authorities Charge 21 With Selling Prescription Medications On Craigslist

“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.

10/11/2012

Cypress Hills Houses (file/via wikipedia.org)

Dozens Charged In East New York Drug Trafficking Ring

There have been more than a dozen shootings in past year and a half at the Cypress Hills Houses, including two murders.

08/14/2012

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NY Attorney And Spouse Arrested For Alleged Prescription Drug Scheme

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.

06/21/2012

Prescription painkillers (file/credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutors: 98 Charged In Connection With Prescription Drug Sales, Distribution

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.

06/06/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 11 – Undoing The Damage Of The Painkiller Push

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.

05/24/2012

New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor)

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.

05/19/2012

Zurana Horton was killed amid crossfire in Brownsville Friday afternoon. (credit: handout)

Over A Dozen Alleged Drug Dealers Busted In Brooklyn After Shooting Of Mother

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.

02/16/2012

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

Doctor Who Gave Prescriptions To L.I. Pharmacy Suspect Loses License

Prosecutors have said at least 10 of Dr. Stan Li’s patients died of overdoses and another killed four people in a pharmacy robbery.

01/25/2012

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Officials: Chelsea Drug Dealer Hid Heroin, Cocaine In Daughter’s Stroller

Police say Epifanio Santiago was one of three men arrested for drug trafficking after a four-month investigation at the Chelsea Houses.

08/31/2011

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

51 Pounds Of Meth Seized At New Jersey Turnpike Rest Area

Four New York City men are facing drug-trafficking charges after investigators seized a record-breaking shipment of methamphetamine in New Jersey.

08/01/2011

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NYPD: Cartel Kingpin Arrested In $1.3M Drug Bust

New York City police and federal authorities say they brought down a major cocaine cartel in the middle of Times Square.

05/21/2011

The site of an alleged heroin packaging mill - Fort Lee, NJ (credit: specnarc.org)

Narcotics Investigators Raid Heroin Packaging Mill In Fort Lee

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.

04/29/2011

Thirty-one people were arrested and charged with selling oxycodone pills out of a Lickety Split ice cream truck on Staten Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

‘Operation Bad Medicine’ Busts Drug Ring Out Of Ice Cream Truck

Thirty-one people were arrested and charged with selling oxycodone pills out of an ice cream truck on Staten Island.

03/17/2011

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