San Francisco Fentanyl Dealers Could be Charged With Homicides by Spring

Beginning this spring, San Francisco will join more conservative counties like Placer and Riverside in pursuing murder charges against fentanyl dealers whose products prove fatal. The policy – which is being developed by Mayor London Breed and District Attorney Brooke Jenkins with help from the Governor – is the latest rightward shift in a county long known for its progressivism.

The policy was first announced in October. According to the Los Angeles Times’ Hannah Wiley, Breed and Jenkins are now “in the final stages” of forming a task force to investigate opioid deaths as potential homicides.

Fentanyl overdoses reached a record high in San Francisco last year, with at least 653 deaths. Open-air drug dealing has become such a problem that the Governor recently sent California National Guard and California Highway Patrol officers to assist San Francisco with drug trafficking investigations and prosecutions.

The first homicide conviction related to a fentanyl was handed down by a Placer County jury last year


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