Nearly a dozen arrested in heroin, fentanyl bust

Eleven members of an Albanian drug ring were arrested in a heroin and fentanyl bust in Staten Island on Wednesday morning, Drug Enforcement Administration officials said. The crew, which authorities say has been operating since 2015, scored the drugs from a supplier in Brooklyn and resold them in Staten

Fireman busted for selling drug purchased on dark web heads to rehab

That’s why they call it dope. A city firefighter accused of trafficking potent drugs tried so hard to dodge photographers outside court Sunday that he walked right into a light pole. Disgraced Bravest Anthony Murino, who appeared zombie-like in court minutes earlier, is now headed to rehab — on the

Fireman busted for selling fentanyl he bought off the darknet

A firefighter was arrested at his Staten Island home Friday night for allegedly trafficking fentanyl that he bought off the darknet, sources said. Anthony Marino, 45, was busted after an investigation led by the United States Postal Inspection Service, according to law enforcement sources. The Department of Homeland Security and

Schumer wants ‘armor’ to stop opioid from coming into NYC

Senator Chuck Schumer urged the president to sign a bill aimed at stopping the flow of fentanyl into JFK using high-tech detection machines Sunday. The “Interdict” act would give US Customs and Border Protection new, state of the art tools and manpower to detect the deadly opiod smuggled into

Crackpot writer who ‘got Trump elected’ died of overdose

The “fake news” writer who claimed he “got Trump elected” with bogus viral stories about paid protesters died from overdosing on a drug cocktail that included two types of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, an Arizona medical examiner has concluded. Paul Horner had in his system alcohol; anti-anxiety meds

Woman indicted in boy’s fatal drug overdose at sleepover

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman has been indicted on involuntary manslaughter and child-endangering charges in the death of a 12-year-old boy who authorities say died from a fentanyl overdose during a sleepover at her Ohio apartment. The Franklin County prosecutor says the boy, Kanye Champelle, got the drug from atop a

How one woman’s drug addiction cost her everything

Two days before last Christmas, Beth Stephens was full of plans and promise. The brilliant, 39-year-old scientist who had studied in Paris, completed a Ph.D. in microbiology and had worked as a researcher for the federal government seemed to be getting her life back together. The slim, fun-loving brunette who enjoyed

Drug bust nets tractor-trailer loaded with 21 kilos of heroin

Drug-enforcement agents nabbed a tractor-trailer loaded with 21 kilos of heroin laced with fentanyl as it drove through The Bronx, authorities said Tuesday. The truck with Maine license plates was being driven by Luciano Osobampo-Armenta, 33, on Oct. 8 around 8:50 p.m. on Bruckner Boulevard, they said. Investigators with the DEA Strike

Cuomo unveils crackdown on synthetic marijuana, fentanyl

Saying the state is engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with drugmakers, Gov. Cuomo on Thursday announced legislation to crack down on the latest versions of synthetic marijuana and fentanyl. Cuomo said he’d propose bills to add 35 types of synthetic marijuana known as K2 to the state’s list of controlled substances,

Police seize brick of fentanyl worth at least $1M

OLD LYME, Conn. — Connecticut State Police say they seized 2.2 pounds of the powerful opioid fentanyl with a street value of $1 million during a traffic stop. Police discovered the narcotics during a stop on Interstate 95 in Old Lyme on Wednesday. Officials say they stopped the car because they

Father-son duo busted peddling prescriptions on dark web: cops

A Staten Island father-and-son duo created a thriving illegal opioid business on the Dark Web by first peddling the older man’s prescription pain-killer patches, authorities said Wednesday. Michael Luciano and his son, Philip, were busted after allegedly dealing with the wrong customer — an undercover cop — in June. They had been

Lethal painkiller fentanyl is FIFTY times stronger than heroin and just one gram costs £45 online — as Britain faces an ‘apocalyptic’ future if it does not tackle horror drug that killed 60 in the UK

Synthetic painkiller has ravaged whole communities in America causing 10,000 deaths annually Synthetic painkiller fentanyl, 50 times stronger than heroin, has already ravaged whole communities in America, where it causes 10,000 deaths annually. Superstar Prince was a victim last year. Singer Prince died from a Fentanyl overdose last year Fentanyl can