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.
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.
11 Drug-Dealing Bronx Gang Members Charged In Violent Robbery, Assault PatternThe 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.
Mobster Pleads Guilty To Massive International Drug Trafficking RingAlessandro 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.
Schumer Launching Campaign To Reclassify Addictive Prescription DrugHydrocodone, better known by its brand name Vicodin, is derived from opium poppy like heroin.
Three Dozen Indicted In Connection With Drug Rings At Manhattan Housing ProjectsAuthorities in Manhattan announced Friday the indictment of 41 alleged members of two narcotics trafficking rings, but there's a twist.
AG: New York Psychiatrist Admits To Selling Painkillers To Drug DealersDr. David Brizer, 60, pleaded guilty to felony drug sale, drug possession and conspiracy charges as well as tax fraud.
AG: Manhattan Doctor Illegally Sold Prescriptions For Millions Of Dollars Worth Of PainkillersDr. 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.