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Los Angeles Man Sentenced For Role In Drug Ring With Ties To New Jersey

A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for his role in a transcontinental narcotics network that conducted its operations in New Jersey.

09/09/2014

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

Family Of Narcotics Overdose Victim Testifies At Queens Doctor’s Manslaughter Trial

Prosecutors called family members to prove that Dr. Li knew he was selling addictive painkillers to addicts. In opening statements last week, a narcotics prosecutor portrayed Li as a drug dealer with a medical degree.

04/10/2014

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NYPD’s Operation Crew Cut Leads To 10 More Arrests Of Suspected Gang Members

Including 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.

03/03/2014

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New York State Law Aimed At Ending Prescription Drug Abuse Takes Effect

As of Tuesday, doctors must check a patient’s narcotic prescription history before issuing or refilling a prescription.

08/27/2013

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Accused Colombian Cocaine Distributor, Known As ‘El Loco,’ Pleads Not Guilty

Daniel Barrera, 44, is charged with conspiracy to import narcotics, which can carry a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, or a maximum of life in prison if he is convicted.

07/10/2013

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11 Drug-Dealing Bronx Gang Members Charged In Violent Robbery, Assault Pattern

The members of “6 Wild” allegedly held a gun to their victims’ heads and demanded cash and drugs before severely beating the victims, prosecutors said. In some cases, the victims were strangled, according to authorities.

06/20/2013

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Mobster Pleads Guilty To Massive International Drug Trafficking Ring

Alessandro Tallone of the Rizzuto organized crime family based in Montreal is one of ten members of that branch of La Cosa Nostra charged with trafficking over $1 billion worth of marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy into the U.S.

05/23/2013

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Schumer Launching Campaign To Reclassify Addictive Prescription Drug

Hydrocodone, better known by its brand name Vicodin, is derived from opium poppy like heroin.

05/06/2013

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Three Dozen Indicted In Connection With Drug Rings At Manhattan Housing Projects

Authorities in Manhattan announced Friday the indictment of 41 alleged members of two narcotics trafficking rings, but there’s a twist.

04/12/2013

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AG: New York Psychiatrist Admits To Selling Painkillers To Drug Dealers

Dr. David Brizer, 60, pleaded guilty to felony drug sale, drug possession and conspiracy charges as well as tax fraud.

03/01/2013

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AG: Manhattan Doctor Illegally Sold Prescriptions For Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Painkillers

Dr. David Brizer pleaded not guilty to the charges in Rockland County Court and remains free on bail. If convicted, Brizer could face up to seven years in prison.

02/11/2013

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Prosecutors: Yonkers Pharmacy Worker Accused Of Illegally Selling Prescription Painkillers

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Ji Yun Lee “functioned as a ‘go-to’ prescription pill dispenser for those who were willing to pay his inflated prices.”

01/17/2013

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AG: Westchester Doctor Arrested For Illegally Selling Prescriptions For 15,000 Oxycodone Pills

Anesthesiologist Dr. Arnold Roth is accused of selling prescriptions for oxycodone with an estimated street value of $450,000 to an alleged narcotics dealer and at least three others, the AG’s office announced.

12/05/2012

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U.S. Atty: Brooklyn Chinese Street Gang Members Arrested En Route To Home Invasion

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara described the 35 defendants in this case as part of a highly organized, all-purpose gang that transported narcotics and illegal aliens and participated in home invasions.

09/21/2012

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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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