“As alleged, these defendants used the ongoing opioid crisis to exploit the suffering and addiction of others. And to make matters worse, a trusted Manhattan doctor prescribed pills to the defendants, which were then sold illegally to New Yorkers,” said District Attorney Bragg. “We are grateful for the collaboration with our law enforcement partners and will continue to work across agencies to hold accountable all who make our streets less safe and endanger the lives of New Yorkers with illicit prescription drugs.”
A New York City man faces dozens of counts of felony weapons crimes related to so-called ghost guns after he sent a digital photo of his 7-year-old son holding two pistols to a group chat with family and friends, according to the Manhattan district attorney.
An Upper East Side father was charged with making 14 ghost guns in his apartment after photos he shared in a group chat showed his 7-year-old son holding two of the illegal firearms, prosecutors said Monday.
“This case shows the lengths traffickers and looters will go to steal these priceless pieces of cultural and historical heritage,” said District Attorney Bragg. “We are proud to partner with our HSI law enforcement partners to return 17 objects to the people of Mexico in just the past two years alone and look forward to continuing this work together.”
"The allegations make it evident that by manufacturing these weapons, Davis put not only the public, but a child in serious peril,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Using one’s child as a prop to showcase homemade, illegal weapons is inexcusable and extremely dangerous. The proliferation of ghost guns in our city cannot continue."
News of the Colorado Springs shooting was heartbreakingly tragic and painfully familiar. Once again, someone with a gun targeted the LGBTQIA+ community. We heard stunned survivors recount the horrors of the attack, we caught glimpses of a growing makeshift memorial, we saw mourners cling to each other in grief, and we learned that law enforcement was uniting to conduct a careful investigation.