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Day-long SFPD drug operation nets 13.5 pounds of narcotics near UN Plaza, library

Vaseline 1 month ago

SAN FRANCISCO – Police released the results of a recent drug operation around the Tenderloin, United Nations Plaza and the San Francisco Public Library, saying more than 13 pounds of narcotics were seized in one day.

Officers said Friday that the one-day operation took place on Tuesday, which was billed by the Drug Market Agency Coordination Center as the largest enforcement operation. Police said officers from multiple units and plainclothes officers participated, with assistance from the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office and the Army National Guard.

Thirteen people were arrested Tuesday, five of whom are suspected of possessing narcotics, police said. The remaining suspects were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, along with arrest and stay-away warrants.

Police have not released the names of the suspects.

Around the library, police said they seized nearly four pounds of narcotics in the area.

Officers, along with a K-9 unit, also served a search warrant that was part of an ongoing narcotics investigation. Nine pounds of narcotics were found, along with firearms.

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Items seized, including suspected drugs and firearms, following an operation at the Tenderloin, UN Plaza and the San Francisco Public Library on April 17, 2024.

San Francisco Police Department

Police said Friday that the drugs found included fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine.

“Our efforts to take wanted suspects off our streets and hold individuals accountable for selling illegal narcotics and creating the drug crisis on our streets will make the streets safer and save lives,” the department said in a statement.

Tuesday’s operation follows a one-day drug bust in the Tenderloin last week. During an operation that took place on April 10, police arrested 42 suspects, including 30 people with outstanding arrest warrants.

According to the department, SFPD officers seized 194 pounds of narcotics and made more than 3,000 arrests related to drug activity in the Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods.