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page updated 08/22/19 at 2:01 pm

October 2019

08/22
NJ CARES Urges Public to Join the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse by Tossing Unwanted Medicines During Annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 26th

August 2019

08/22
AG Grewal Announces Grants to Establish “Opioid Response Teams” in Five Cities Throughout New Jersey - Teams to Provide 24/7 Crisis Intervention for Individuals Suffering from Opioid Addiction

May 2019

05/06
AG Grewal, Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Three Rulemaking Actions Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

April 2019

04/15
AG Grewal Announces Indictment in “Operation Drive Thru” Targeting Newark Drug Ring That Sold Heroin Near I-78 - New Jersey State Police & Newark Police Department Seized AR-15s, Handguns, Heroin, and Cocaine

04/23
AG Grewal Announces Three Significant Actions in New Jersey’s Battle Against the Opioid Epidemic

March 2019

03/01
Nine Alleged Members of Violent Set of Bloods Indicted on Charges of First-Degree Racketeering & Conspiring to Distribute Heroin in Paterson - “Operation Icebox” was Led by the Division of Criminal Justice and the Paterson Police Department

03/21
State Board of Medical Examiners Permanently Revokes License of Atlantic County Doctor Convicted in Opioid Trafficking Ring - Wrote Prescriptions for Thousands of OxyContin Pain Pills Sold on the Streets

03/21
State Board of Medical Examiners Permanently Revokes License of Atlantic County Doctor Convicted in Opioid Trafficking Ring - Wrote Prescriptions for Thousands of OxyContin Pain Pills Sold on the Streets

February 2019

02/07
Philadelphia Drug Dealer Convicted at Trial of Trafficking 1.5 Kilograms of Heroin Laced with Fentanyl into New Jersey - Division of Criminal Justice Secures Verdict in Investigation by NJ State Police & DEA HIDTA Task Force

02/19
NJ CARES and NJSIAA Announce Partnership to Educate High School Athletes on Addiction Risks Associated with Sports Injuries and Opioid Use - New NJSIAA Policy Will Require Student Athletes, Parents to Watch Opioid Education Video

January 2019

01/07
Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Supplying Fentanyl and Heroin that Caused Two Overdose Deaths - AG’s Office Charged Terrill Spann Under New Jersey’s Strict Liability for Drug-induced Death Law

December 2018

12/03
Doctor Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Supplying Highly Addictive Opioid Pain Pills to Drug Ring

12/13
AG Grewal Announces Major Takedown of Newark Drug Distribution Network, Seizure of 13 Firearms - After 8-Month Investigation, New Jersey State Police Seize AR-15s, Handguns, Heroin, Cash

12/14
Businessman Sentenced to Seven Years in State Prison for Conspiring With Doctor to Supply Highly Addictive Opioid Pain Pills to Drug Ring

October 2018

10/11
Attorney General Grewal, NJ CARES Awarded $1 Million Grant from NJ Department of Health to Establish, Expand “Operation Helping Hand” Programs in Counties Across the State

10/18
Trenton Narcotics Dealer Sentenced to 30 Years in State Prison for Distributing First-Degree Quantity of Cocaine

10/26
Man Pleads Guilty to Supplying Fentanyl and Heroin that Caused Two Overdose Deaths - AG’s Office Charged Terrill Spann Under New Jersey’s Strict Liability for Drug-induced Death Law

10/26
Man Who had $1.2 Million in Drug Money in His Car When Arrested by Division of Criminal Justice is Sentenced to 10 Years in State Prison - Defendant Indicted with 11 Alleged Members and Associates of Narcotics Ring in “Operation Skin Deep”

September 2018

09/20
Doctor Pleads Guilty to Supplying Highly Addictive Opioid Pain Pills to Drug Ring - Dr. George Beecher Faces a Recommended Sentence of 10 Years in State Prison

09/25
AG Grewal Unveils New Data Showing a Decrease in Opioid Prescriptions and the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic in Each New Jersey

August 2018

08/15
Senior Correctional Police Officer Indicted on Charges He Conspired to Smuggle Opioid Painkillers to Inmate in South Woods State Prison

08/17
Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Investigation that Led to Seizure of Kilogram of Heroin, Kilogram of Cocaine, and Guns - Atlantic City Task Force & U.S. Homeland Security Investigations Collaborated in Investigation

July 2018

07/13
Ringleader Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Running Drug Ring that Used Internet to Make Mail-Order Sales of Cocaine and Designer Drugs - Twelve Members and Associates of the Narcotics Ring Were Indicted in “Operation Skin Deep”

June 2018

06/07
Seventeen Indicted for Allegedly Conspiring to Distribute Heroin in Paterson as Members of Drug Network Linked to Bloods Street Gang - Indictment Stems from Multi-agency Investigation “Operation Pitfall” led by New Jersey State Police

06/08
Second Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Prison in Seizure of 5 Pounds of Methamphetamine by Atlantic City Task Force and Federal Partners - Woman Receives Seven-year Sentence; Her Partner Previously Received 10-year Prison Sentence

06/14
Man Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison as Leader of Drug Ring that Used the Internet to Make Mail-Order Sales of Cocaine and Designer Drugs - Twelve Members and Associates of the Narcotics Ring were Indicted in “Operation Skin Deep”

06/19
Man Who Was Convicted at Trial of Trafficking Guns and Oxycodone Sentenced to 30 Years in State Prison - Trenton Man was Arrested in Investigation by New Jersey State Police

06/29
Leader and Three Other Men Sentenced to Prison for Operating a Newark Heroin and Cocaine Ring Linked to Latin Kings Gang - New Jersey State Police & Ag’s Office Dismantled Violent Drug Ring In “Operation Peddling Misery”

May 2018

05/18
Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Seizure of 5 Pounds of Methamphetamine by Atlantic City Task Force & Federal Partners

05/18
Trenton Narcotics Dealer Convicted at Trial of Distributing First-Degree Quantity of Cocaine

05/30
Former Sales Representative for Insys Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Bribe Doctors to Prescribe the Super-potent Fentanyl Spray Subsys

April 2018

04/02
Leader and Three Other Men Plead Guilty in Connection With Heroin and Cocaine Ring in Newark Linked to Latin Kings Gang - New Jersey State Police & AG’s Office Dismantled Violent Drug Ring in “Operation Peddling Misery”

04/20
Drug Dealer Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison in Connection With Seizure of Over 30 Pounds of the Super-Potent Opioid Fentanyl in Camden - Seizure by State Police, HSI, DEA HIDTA Task Force & Camden PD Set Record that was Later Broken

04/26
Alleged Drug Traffickers Indicted in Connection With 3-Kilo Seizure of Heroin by Atlantic City Task Force & Homeland Security Investigations

March 2018

03/13
Attorney General Announces Indictment of Nine Alleged Members of Major Cocaine Supply Network In Paterson

03/19
Indictments Charge 15 Alleged Leaders and Members of Three Separate Cocaine Distribution Rings in Plainfield, N.J., in “Operation Snowbank”

03/23
Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for His Role in Drug Ring That Used the Internet to Make Mail-Order Sales of Cocaine and Designer Drugs - Twelve Members and Associates of the Narcotics Ring were Indicted in “Operation Skin Deep”

February 2018

02/22
New Jersey Attorney General Announces Creation of New Office to Fight Opioid Addiction Crisis - Unveils Office’s Key Initiatives at Multi-State Symposium on Opioid Crisis

January 2018

01/26
Two Men Sentenced to Prison in Connection with Largest Seizure of Super-Potent Opioid Fentanyl in New Jersey History - New Jersey State Police Seized 100 Pounds of Fentanyl, Which Could Have Yielded 18 Million Lethal Doses

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