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.
Hydrocodone, better known by its brand name Vicodin, is derived from opium poppy like heroin.
Authorities in Manhattan announced Friday the indictment of 41 alleged members of two narcotics trafficking rings, but there’s a twist.
Dr. David Brizer, 60, pleaded guilty to felony drug sale, drug possession and conspiracy charges as well as tax fraud.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
There have been more than a dozen shootings in past year and a half at the Cypress Hills Houses, including two murders.
Three quarters of Newark police cruisers now have a new dascham system that records both the front and rear of the vehicle. That’s just one of the technological advances the city showed off Wednesday.
An Oxycodone epidemic is running rampant through New York State, according to State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Drugs and teens – the struggles and challenges are constantly evolving. Keeping them away from each other is the goal.
Four New York City men are facing drug-trafficking charges after investigators seized a record-breaking shipment of methamphetamine in New Jersey.
All five suspended students have hired new high-powered attorneys to fight the charges that they ran a well-organized narcotics distribution ring out of frat houses.
Law enforcement officials said several factors — the increased presence of street gangs in New Jersey and the stagnant economy — could have served as catalysts for the increase.
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