Limits On DEA Have Hurt New York In Fight Against Opioids, Special Prosecutor SaysA “60 Minutes/Washington Post” investigation this past weekend revealed that Congress fueled the opioid epidemic by passing a bill limiting the DEA's ability to freeze suspicious narcotics shipments.
NYC Prosecutor To Receive Extra $2M From Mayor To Target Violence, Drug CrimesThe funds will also go toward the hiring of staff members and the purchase of new computer equipment.
Jury Finds Dr. Stan Li Guilty In Prescription Drug Deaths CaseBridget 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.
Officials: Leader Of Puerto Rico-New York City Drug Ring ArrestedJuan Valdez is accused of smuggling large quantities of cocaine and oxycodone from Puerto Rico to New York using the U.S. Postal Service.
Police Bust Alleged Drug Ring That Halted Operations For ShabbatPolice 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.
Harlem Doctor Indicted On Charges Of Illegally Selling Painkiller PrescriptionsDr. 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.
Dozens Charged In East New York Drug Trafficking RingThere have been more than a dozen shootings in past year and a half at the Cypress Hills Houses, including two murders.
NYC Offering Prescription Drug Buy-Back ProgramIn an effort to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription medications, the city is holding a drug buy-back program on Saturday.
4 Students Offered Probation Deals In Columbia University Drug Ring CaseNew 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.
Prosecutor: Heroin Mill Found Near Times SquareAuthorities 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.