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Drug treatment program expanded to offer more defendants a chance at recovery, D.A. announces
January 16, 2019

A ray of HOPE in a borough plagued by the opioid epidemic shined a little brighter Wednesday after it was announced that the drug treatment program would be expanded in cooperation with the Criminal Court of the City of New York.

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon, left, shakes hands with Bronx Criminal Court Judge George Grasso after announcing Wednesday the expansion of the drug treatment program on Staten Island.
Dealer pleads guilty to manslaughter in fatal heroin-fentanyl overdose
January 2, 2019

A Staten Island drug dealer pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter for selling a batch of fentanyl-laced heroin that killed one of his customers.

Stephen Cummings is the first drug dealer in the city charged for doling out a deadly dose of fentanyl
D.A. launches new tactics as opioid crisis continues to ravage the borough
January 1, 2019

The number of non-fatal overdoes this year, which is more than double the number of fatal overdoses, shows the opioid crisis on Staten Island could be getting worse.

Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 18, there have been 101 fatal overdoses and 251 non-fatal overdoses, or “saves,” using the anti-overdose medication naloxone, according to Michael McMahon’s office.
Thief who targeted women shoppers outside S.I. Mall sentenced to up to 12 years
December 23, 2018

Gift-buyers, particularly women, can breathe a little easier this holiday season now that a thief who had targeted female shoppers outside the Staten Island Mall and other retailers is behind bars.

A thief who targeted woman at the Staten Island Mall has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.
Dirty dozen: Drugs and guns will land him in prison for 12 years
December 22, 2018

Senate Rivera of West Brighton pleaded guilty on Friday to drug and gun charges that come with a 12-year prison sentence

NYPD car outside in a park
From South Beach to Park Hill: Drug takedowns lead to pleas, prison for pair
November 22, 2018

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Getting busted in major drug takedowns isn’t the only thing these two defendants have in common.
Tysean Moore and Eric Johnson are also going to spend some time in a prison cell.

Officials set to announce major drug bust on Staten Island; ‘F— SILive,’ snaps suspect
Staten Island man convicted of murder for fatally stabbing two children in 2016
October 24, 2018

Michael Sykes was convicted Tuesday of two counts of murder in the first degree for fatally stabbing Ziana Cutler, 1, and Maliyah Sykes, 4 months.

man convicted of murder for fatally stabbing two children
Supervised injection facilities won’t solve drug epidemic
June 28, 2018

Flowers and lit candles memorialize Joseph Coluccio, who died from apparent overdose in 2016. Supervised Injection Facilities will not prevent such tragedies and are dangers themselves.

Supervised injection facilities won't solve drug epidemic
From ‘Trusted Source’ to convicted felon: Midland Beach heroin ring suspect sentenced
April 30, 2018

David Ruiz will be sentenced to eight years behind bars in exchange for his felony drug plea.

David Ruiz will be sentenced to eight years behind bars in exchange for his felony drug plea.
Where is our community court? Staten Island would like an answer
March 19, 2018

“One law-and-order Islander who was on the trip, after recounting the change-for-the-better in Red Hook neighborhoods surrounding the court, shook his head and asked, “What is happening to me?”

a chart displaying that positive attitudes towards local criminal justice agencies have significantly risen since 2001