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DEC 21 Jury Convicts Schenectady Man of Heroin Conspiracy
DEC 21 Nine Defendants Charged with Operating Heroin Trafficking Ring in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island
DEC 17 Convenience Store Owner Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Spice
DEC 09 48 Members and Associates of 2 Rival Bronx Street Gangs Charged in Federal Court with Racketeering Offenses, Including 3 Murders, Narcotics Trafficking, and Firearms Offenses
DEC 04 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest and Unsealing of Charges against Senior Adviser to the Operator of the “Silk Road” Website
DEC 03 Couple Sentenced on Methamphetamine Convictions
NOV 24 Lockport Man Arrested on Drug Charge
NOV 24 Southampton Town Councilman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Illegally Distribute Oxycodone
NOV 20 Troy Man Sentenced for Distributing Crack Cocaine
NOV 20 New York Dentist Arrested for Narcotics Trafficking and Distribution of Child Pornography
NOV 14 Our Community, Our Epidemic: Turning Drug Awareness into Action
NOV 13 Two Out-of-State Residents Charged in Massive Queens Marijuana Bust
NOV 09 Grand Jury Returns 77-Count Indictment against Nassau Cardiologist for Murder-for-Hire Plot against Rival Doctor
NOV 04 Buffalo Man Sentenced for Selling Deadly Heroin Cocktail that Resulted in the Death of a Local Man
NOV 04 Riverhead Physician Assistant Arrested for Conspiracy to Illegally Prescribe Oxycodone
OCT 29 Leader of “Trinitarios” Gang Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 10 Years in Prison
OCT 29 New York Pharmacist and Two Others Face Criminal and Civil Charges for Multimillion-Dollar Oxycodone Distribution Scheme
OCT 29 Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Public Service Announcements Launched in New York
OCT 19 Former Correction Officer Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Involvement in Rikers Island Bribery and Narcotics Ring
OCT 15 Nyack Man Arrested for Sales of Synthetic Cannabinoid Resulting in One Known Overdose
OCT 08 10 Defendants Charged in Heroin Trafficking Ring
OCT 08 Violent Home Invasion Robbery Crew Member Sentenced to 272 Months for Conspiring to Commit Drug Robberies, Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine and Heroin, and Illegally Using a Firearm
OCT 08 Breaking Bad Drug Dealer Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl That Caused the Deaths of Three People
OCT 05 Six Arrested in Massive Queens Marijuana Bust
OCT 02 DEA’S Prescription Drug Take-Back Effort-- A Big Success
OCT 01 Doctor Arrested for Illegal Distribution of More Than 10,000 Oxycodone Pills, Resulting in One Known Death
SEP 30 Leader of Oxycodone Ring Sentenced to 15 Years’ Imprisonment for His Leadership in Long Island Oxycodone Distribution Ring
SEP 28 Drug Enforcement Task Force Uncovers Heroin Stash in the Bronx, NY: $30 Million Worth of Heroin Seized
SEP 24 10 Defendants Indicted on Steroid Distribution and Money Laundering Conspiracy Charges
SEP 17 6s Are Wild – and Under Arrest
SEP 16 Spice In The City: New York DEA Leads Huge Attack Against Synthetic Drug Traffickers
SEP 10 Three Members of International Organization of Money Launderers for the Largest Drug Cartels Arrested
SEP 09 Five Arrested in Marijuana and Money Laundering Conspiracy
SEP 09 Seventeen Members and Associates of Two Rival Bronx Street Gangs Charged in Federal Court with Racketeering and Narcotics Offenses, Including Two Murders
SEP 03 Doctor Charged in Illegal Sales of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances: Medical Practices at JFK International Airport and on Long Island
AUG 25 Historic Demolition of Drug Houses Underway in Buffalo, NY
AUG 25 Largest Online Male Escort Service Raided
AUG 05 Continuing Criminal Enterprise No More, Jury Trial Convicts Pair of Defendants
AUG 05 Federal Indictment of Five Defendants in One of the Nation’s Largest Fentanyl Seizures
AUG 05 Utica/Rome Area Heroin Ring Dismantled
JUL 29 No Stone Left Un-Turned: “Operation Black Stone” Targets Gang That Operated in Castle Hill & Co-Op City
JUL 29 DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back
JUL 14 Columbia County Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Money Laundering Conspiracy
JUL 09 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Recovers $360,000 in Civil Penalties from a Rochester Pharmaceutical Company That Violated the Controlled Substances Act
JUL 08 New York State Corrections Officer and 11 Additional Members and Associates of a Queens-Based Sect of the Bloods Gang Arrested on Narcotics Conspiracy Charges
JUL 02 Buffalo Woman Sentenced to Over 8 Years on Drug Conspiracy Charge
JUL 02 Tonawanda Man Sentenced to Over Ten Years in Prison for Cocaine and Marijuana Trafficking
JUN 22 Three Men Sentenced on Drug Charges
JUN 18 Eleven Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Cocaine Trafficking in Orange, Rockland, and Bronx Counties
JUN 18 10 People Arrested in Two Separate Cases for Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking Affecting Multiple Western New York Communities
JUN 17 Eleven Defendants Charged in Manhattan Federal Court with Selling Crack Cocaine and Heroin in the Bronx
JUN 17 Queens Doctor Sentenced to 54 Months’ Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone
JUN 17 Bronx-to-Suffolk County Heroin Distribution Network Dismantled Ten Suspects Arraigned on Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin Deer Park Man and His Brother Charged as Major Traffickers
JUN 09 Upper West Side Doctor and Wife Indicted for Conspiracy and 37 Illegal Prescription Sales: Over $600,000 Cash Seized
JUN 03 Drug Kingpin Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison: $6.5 Million “Crystal Meth” and Heroin Haul
MAY 29 Ross Ulbricht, a/k/a “Dread Pirate Roberts,” Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to Life in Prison
MAY 29 Major Heroin Supply Chain from New York City to Upstate Counties, Long Island Dismantled: Five Arrested, $5 Million in Heroin, $115,000 Cash and Two Guns Seized
MAY 28 Gramercy Physician Convicted in 39 Illegal Prescription Sales
MAY 27 Houston Man Sentenced on Drug Charges
MAY 22 Smithtown Doctor Indicted For the Illegal Distribution of Controlled Substances without Legitimate Medical Need
MAY 21 Astoria Doctor Indicted in Illegal Sales of 130 Painkiller Prescriptions: Three Patients Received 30,000 Pills in 6 Months
MAY 19 Record-Breaking Seizure: Over 70 Kilograms of Heroin, $2 Million Cash and Firearm Recovered in the Fieldston Section of the Bronx
MAY 14 Former Doctor Pleads Guilty to Illegally Prescribing Pain Medication
MAY 05 Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Conviction of Doctor and Owner of Bronx Clinic Involved in Illegal Distribution of More Than Five Million Oxycodone Pills
APR 27 Dutchess County Man Pleads Guilty in White Plains Federal Court to Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl that Caused the Deaths of Three People
APR 23 Thomas Hoey, Jr., Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 151 Months in Prison for Large-Scale Drug Distribution and Obstruction of Justice
APR 23 Five Indicted in International Narcotics and Kidnapping Conspiracy: Mexican Source of Supply
APR 22 Owner of Long Island Produce Distributor Charged in Manhattan Federal Court with Embezzling Money from Company Profit-Sharing Plan
APR 16 Rochester Man Charged with Possession and Distribution of Synthetic Cannabinoids
APR 16 Three Members of International Synthetic Drug-Trafficking Organization Arrested in Los Angeles
APR 15 Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Doctor for Selling Assault Weapons & Drugs during Course of Murder-for-Hire Plot
APR 15 Amherst Doctor Arrested for Distributing Controlled Substances and Obtaining Prescriptions by Fraud
APR 01 Nine Members of Major Narcotics Ring Extending Throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, and New Jersey Indicted on Conspiracy and Drug-Related Charges
MAR 25 Seventeen Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Massive Oxycodone and Heroin Conspiracies in and Around Rockland County
MAR 24 Former Hip-Hop Manager James Rosemond Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to Life Plus 20 Years in Prison for Ordering the Murder of Rap Group Associate Lowell Fletcher
MAR 17 13 Indicted in Wellsville Meth Roundup
MAR 13 Australian Man Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Helping Run the “Silk Road” Website
MAR 13 Captain of Genovese Crime Family Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Racketeering
MAR 12 Four Charged with Trafficking Heroin and Heroin Laced with Fentanyl
FEB 05 Ross Ulbricht, the Creator and Owner of the “Silk Road” Website, Found Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court on All Counts
FEB 03 Bronx Man Sentenced to Thirty Years in Federal Prison
JAN 20 Bitcoin Exchanger Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to Four Years in Prison for Selling Nearly $1 Million in Bitcoins for Drug Buys on Silk Road
JAN 14 Former Buffalo Police Officer Sentenced for Operating a Large Scale Marijuana Grow Operation
JAN 08 Staten Island Physician’s Assistant Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Massive Oxycodone Distribution Conspiracy

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