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.
Prosecutors: Yonkers Pharmacy Worker Accused Of Illegally Selling Prescription PainkillersU.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."
AG: Westchester Doctor Arrested For Illegally Selling Prescriptions For 15,000 Oxycodone PillsAnesthesiologist 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. Atty: Brooklyn Chinese Street Gang Members Arrested En Route To Home InvasionU.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.