Special Narcotics Prosecutor
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.