Special Narcotics Prosecutor
Bridget Brennan, the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, said Li’s conviction should send a message to the few unscrupulous doctors who do so much harm to so many by becoming drug dealers.
Juan Valdez is accused of smuggling large quantities of cocaine and oxycodone from Puerto Rico to New York using the U.S. Postal Service.
Police have busted up an alleged ring of drug dealers who allegedly had been selling heroin, oxycodone and other drugs in southern Brooklyn – but had been shutting down operations every Friday evening to observe Shabbat.
Dr. Robert Gibbs was arraigned on charges that he supplied the head of a narcotics trafficking ring, Ronald Vaughan, with 700 prescriptions for oxycodone, amounting to 130,000 pills, according to prosecutors.
There have been more than a dozen shootings in past year and a half at the Cypress Hills Houses, including two murders.
In an effort to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription medications, the city is holding a drug buy-back program on Saturday.
New York prosecutors are offering no-jail plea deals to four of the five Columbia University students charged with selling LSD-spiked candy and other drugs on the Ivy League campus.
Authorities say a newly renovated apartment two blocks from Times Square was being used as a major heroin-packaging mill to process millions of dollars’ worth of the drug for sale.