8 lbs of fentanyl seized in SF, suspected drug dealer arrested

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A man arrested Saturday carrying nearly eight pounds of narcotics in the Tenderloin District has been charged with multiple drug-related offenses, according to a press release issued Wednesday by San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins .

Miguel Ramos, 24, was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Saturday by officers investigating a report of a battery and criminal threats in the area of ​​Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street, just north of Civic Center Plaza .

After arresting Ramos, officers say they found 3.6 kilograms (7.9 pounds) of narcotics, including 3.5 kilograms of fentanyl and the rest cocaine and methamphetamine.

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Ramos was charged with possession with intent to sell fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as assault with a deadly weapon.

“The amount of fentanyl on our streets is at crisis levels,” Jenkins said in the statement.

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“Ramos’ possession of nearly 8 pounds of fentanyl, enough to kill more than the entire population of San Francisco, clearly demonstrates that we can no longer allow drug traffickers to operate with impunity in our city. My office will work with the SFPD to ensure that this individual is held accountable.”

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The district attorney also intends to file a detention motion to hold the defendant in custody pending trial.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police hotline at (415) 575-4444 or text TIP411 and start the text message with SFPD. You can remain anonymous.

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