Drug Lord “El Chapo” Extradited to U.S.

Joaquin Guzmán, better known by his alias, “El Chapo,” arrived in New York recently after being extradited to the U.S. following his drug-related crimes as head of the Sinaloa cartel. The extradition comes after Guzmán’s daring escape from a Mexican maximum security prison in 2015. According to reports, Guzmán escaped through an opening in his […]

Fourteen Arrested in East End Drug Ring Takedown

Fourteen people have been arrested, but police are expecting 40 additional arrests in this takedown of a Bloods gang-affiliated drug ring, run out of the East End of New York. The ring reportedly expanded across New York and distributed in East Hampton, Riverhead, Southampton, and Southold. So far, New York police have seized several kilograms […]

Police Make Arrests in Heroin-Related Deaths

On June 27, Harrison Police concluded an investigation into two separate deaths. The authorities ruled that both deaths were the result of snorting or injecting tainted heroin from the same supplier. Police came to this conclusion after arresting three heroin dealers associated with the supplier. Rachael Brissett, only 17, was charged with sale of a […]

Westchester DA voices concern over heroin use

In an Op-ed for the White Plains Daily Voice, Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore expressed her concern about the perceived impact that heroin has on the lives of Westchester citizens. After stating that heroin use is on the rise all around the country—a claim she supports with data from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Centers for Disease Control […]

Peekskill man arrested over sale and possession of heroin

A three-month investigation by the police departments in Putnam and Westchester counties led to the arrest of a Peekskill man over charges of felony drug sales, the Peekskill-Cortlandt Patch reported on July 16. The 41-year-old man of Hudson Avenue was accused of selling heroin three times to an undercover officer from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, […]

White Plains man accused of possessing illegal substances

A 45-year-old Grand Street, White Plains man is facing felony charges after authorities allegedly found heroin inside his car, The Journal News reported on June 30. At around 7:30 p.m., police tried to pull over Anthony Roper’s car for cutting in and out of the wrong lane. When the car stopped at Ferris Avenue, Roper […]

Heroin dealers could be charged with homicide if a user dies

The New York Senate passed a legislative package that aims to charge dealers of heroin and other opioids with homicide if a victim dies from an accidental overdose, The Yorktown Daily Voice reported on June 11. The new set of bills, which is being promoted by the State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, […]

Couple indicted for selling oxycodone prescriptions

A couple was indicted over accusations of selling thousands of oxycodone prescriptions in exchange for money, The Journal News reported on June 20. 77-year-old physician Rogelio Lucas and his 79-year-old wife and office manager Lydia Lucas were each charged with 37 counts of criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance and one count fourth-degree conspiracy […]

Westchester traffic stop leads to seizure of 17.5 ounces of cocaine

A Westchester traffic stop has led to the arrest of two Massachusetts men found with 17.5 ounces of cocaine on Saturday, February 28, according toLoHud. The two men were allegedly stopped by police for a cracked windshield, among other violations. The driver did not have a valid license, and a search revealed twelve bottles that contained a […]