Tenderloin Station Officers Make Multiple Arrests, Seize Nearly 1,000 Bindles of Narcotics in Five Day Operation 19-079
On June 19, 2019 San Francisco Police Department’s Tenderloin Station began a five-day operation focused on disrupting narcotics dealing in the Tenderloin district. The operation was carried out by a seven-member team working in areas of the district that have generated numerous complaints from the community.
The operation resulted in:
- The arrest of 21 narcotics dealers
- The seizure of 928 bindles of narcotics worth as much $20,000 (including cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl)
- More than $5,000 cash seized from the dealers
The operation is a component of SFPD’s ongoing strategy to make San Francisco’s Tenderloin and downtown districts safer and improve the quality of life for people who live and work in these neighborhoods. That strategy includes increased foot beats and undercover operations to address criminal activity. Tenderloin Station has also established a problem solving foot beat that meets with merchants, residents and community stakeholders to address ways to improve the quality of life in the Tenderloin.
Year-to-date, Tenderloin officers have made 238 drug dealing arrests.
Booking photos and photos of some of the seized narcotics are attached to this news release.