Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says the probe was prompted by what he says was an alarming increase in the number of fatal overdoses and overdoses.
Thomas McKinley, 53, and his wife Lorraine Bianchini, 61, were arrested Monday around 12:30 p.m. during an undercover operation, police said.
Officers found open bags of heroin on the front seat and the women said they had gotten high earlier in the day, police said. Tara Riley and Amanda Kosby’s young children were in the back seat of the SUV.
The number of deaths from heroin and prescription drugs have been steadily rising over the past few years on Long Island.
51 lives have been saved in the past six months in Suffolk County because police officers who have also been trained as EMTs have used the nasal spray Narcan to revive men and women who overdosed on drugs.
Victims were in tears inside a packed Suffolk County courtroom Tuesday, as the drugged driver who struck three teenagers back in 2011 worked out a controversial plea deal.
Police discovered guns, drugs and explosives at a home in Franklin Square after officers arrested two men in connection with an apparent drug deal Tuesday, Nassau County police said.
Officials say the crew’s ringleader, Anibal Ramos, and another member, Anibal Soto, were accused in a July indictment with torturing a kidnapping victim with an iron. The case now has a total of 10 defendants.
Ellen Burkheimer used the money she collected to buy heroin and pay her rent and other personal expenses, according to police.
State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa says the network was selling millions of dollars in heroin in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington.
Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, had been facing drug charges, after allegedly overdosing on heroin at Hamilton College in upstate New York.
Fans of Jon Bon Jovi were feeling especially heartbroken for him Wednesday after learning his daughter, Stephanie, was facing drug charges, after apparently overdosing on heroin at her college in upstate New York.
“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.
Three people have been arrested for committing more than a dozen burglaries over the last two months in Suffolk County.
There have been more than a dozen shootings in past year and a half at the Cypress Hills Houses, including two murders.