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Cocaine seized from Fun World Childcare in the Bronx. (Credit Handout)

Officials: Leader Of Puerto Rico-New York City Drug Ring Arrested

Juan Valdez is accused of smuggling large quantities of cocaine and oxycodone from Puerto Rico to New York using the U.S. Postal Service.

04/10/2014

Packages of cocaine that authorities said was hidden inside packages of frozen meat seized at JFK (credit: U. S. Customs & Border Protection)

Authorities: Cocaine Found Stashed Inside Packages Of Frozen Meat At JFK

A passenger tried to smuggle nearly eight pounds of cocaine off a flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport by hiding it inside packages of frozen meat, authorities said Monday.

04/07/2014

Jermaine Jones (Lakewood PD)

Police: NJ Man Caught Riding Tricycle Naked, Eating Glass

By the time the officer arrived on the scene, he said 31-year old Jermaine Jones of Trenton was under a stairwell – still naked – eating broken glass and cigarettes.

03/26/2014

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Federal Officials: 240 Pounds Of Cocaine Found On Barge In New York

The load of drugs was discovered in early January, but federal customs and border agents only announced the seizure for the first time on Thursday.

03/01/2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman attends 'The Master' Premiere during The 69th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Cinema on September 1, 2012 in Venice, Italy. (credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

ME: Hoffman’s Death Ruled An Accident; Cocktail Of Drugs Found In Actor’s System

Heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine were all found in his system, according to the ME’s office. Hoffman, 46, was found dead with a needle still in his arm in his West Village apartment on Feb. 2.

02/28/2014

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

Authorities say a woman tried to smuggle more than 6-pounds of cocaine through customs inside of hair product containers. (Credit CBS 2)

Police: Woman Caught With More Than 6 Pounds Of Cocaine At JFK

A woman named Erika Rodriguez was caught with more than 6 pounds of cocaine stuffed inside of hair product containers, according to authorities.

12/13/2013

East Williamsburg Cocaine Bust

Police: 10 Kilos Of Cocaine Found During Brooklyn Traffic Stop

Police this weekend found 10 kilos of cocaine in a car they pulled over for defective lights in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

11/10/2013

Tenafly Party Arrest

Mother Charged After Police Find Beer, Drugs At Teen Party In N.J.

A mother has been charged after beer, marijuana and cocaine were found at a wild teen party at a home in Bergen County, N.J. this past weekend.

10/23/2013

Handcuff (credit: clipart.com)

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

Cocaine (Photo: Clipart)

Dr. Max Gomez: Vaccine Designed To Kick Cocaine Addiction Near Human Trials

Cocaine is one of the most addictive of all drugs. And an estimated 1.5 million Americans are hooked on it. But what if there were a vaccine that could help people kick their drug habit?

09/19/2013

Handcuff (credit: clipart.com)

Report: N.J. Man Racks Up Several Decades Worth Of Driving Suspensions

A southern New Jersey man who racked up six DWI charges in three months last year has been taken off the road for even more time.

09/14/2013

Some of the cocaine seized by police during a search in Flatlands, Brooklyn on Sept. 7, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

3 Arrests Made As Police Seize Loaded Gun, Drugs During Search Of Brooklyn Apartment

Officers found about 2 kilos of cocaine, a pound of marijuana and a loaded .380 semi-automatic gun in the Flatlands apartment.

09/08/2013

Richard Pearson with lawyer in court (CBS 2)

Residents Beg Judge To Keep So-Called ‘SoHo Wild Man’ Behind Bars

Residents who live near Lafayette and Spring Street refused to back down. They flooded the judge with dozens of letters begging him to keep Pearson off of the street.

09/04/2013

William Wright (credit: Handout)

Kingpin Sentenced In California-New York Cocaine Smuggling Case

The leader of a drug smuggling ring that shipped cocaine and marijuana in luxury cars from California to Long Island has been sentenced to 13 1/2 years in prison.

08/13/2013

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