San Francisco’s Drug Crackdown Results in Hundreds of Arrests, 103 Kilos Seized

San Francisco police, sheriff’s personnel, and members of California Highway Patrol have arrested 300 suspected narcotics dealers and 123 wanted fugitives as part of a crackdown on open-air drug ma

Brittany Maldonado 09/04/2023 - 6:06 AM
Newsom Calls in National Guard to Stem San Francisco's Drug Crisis
"The cavalry is coming!"
Brittany M. 04/27/2023 - 4:31 AM
San Francisco Drug Crisis: Mayor Breed Pleads for Help from Feds

San Francisco Mayor London Breed is requesting federal assistance to stem the drug crisis in her city.

Brittany M. 04/06/2023 - 7:44 AM
Supervised Drug Consumption Moves Ahead in Legislature

Legislation that would allow Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Oakland to operate sites for supervised drug consumption passed its second committee last week.

Brittany M. 04/15/2021 - 5:36 AM
San Francisco Saw Record Number of Overdose Deaths in 2020

San Francisco reached a grim milestone in 2020, with a record 621 drug overdose deaths.

Brittany M. 01/04/2021 - 3:54 PM
Federal Agents to Descend on SF's Tenderloin in Drug-Fighting Initiative
Drug Enforcement Administration special agent Chris Nielsen said drug-dealing appears to have become “normalized” in the Tenderloin. The area has the largest number of drug prosecutions in the city.
Brittany M. 08/13/2019 - 4:24 AM
Oakland Becomes Second U.S. City to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms
The vote came one month after a similar ordinance was passed in Denver.
Brittany M. 06/05/2019 - 8:54 PM
Parts of San Francisco Have Become “An Open-Air Narcotics Market” and the Results Are Disastrous

San Francisco police say it has become nearly impossible to get a drug conviction in many parts of the city, turning communities like the Tenderloin into a drug free-for-all where users and dealers from other parts of the state flock to take advantage.

Brittany M. 10/10/2018 - 3:22 AM
Two Mexican Mayors Killed in Two Days

In the violence-prone states of Mexico, being a public servant isn’t just a challenge. It’s often deadly.

Brittany M. 07/27/2016 - 9:19 PM
Yuba city police officer arrested in cocaine plot

A policeman from Yuba City was among the people arrested earlier this week in connection with an alleged cocaine trafficking scheme.

Anthony York 04/16/2015 - 10:25 AM