Prosecutors to seek pre-trial detention for suspected drug dealers from whom over 10 pounds of fentanyl, other drugs and weapons were seized.
San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced multiple felony charges against three alleged drug dealers, Gabriela Estrada (25), Josue Fabricio Alvarez-Rivera (26), Anderson Hernandez-Ruiz (22) who were taken into custody following service of a search warrant in the Tenderloin and two residences in Oakland. The search warrant service resulted in the three arrests and the seizure of 4.6 kilograms (more than 10 pounds) of fentanyl, as well as methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine base, cocaine powder, alprazolam and synthetic pills, a rifle with a drum and three pistols. It is estimated that one kilogram has the potential to kill 500,000 people. Accordingly, the 4.6 kilograms of fentanyl seized has the potential to kill more than 2 million people.
Each of the alleged drug dealers is charged with numerous counts of possession for sale of controlled substances including fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine base, cocaine salt, heroin and alprazolam. Each is also charged with transporting controlled substances. Alvarez-Rivera and Hernandez-Ruiz face additional weapon possession charges. The criminal complaint also alleges that Estrada and Hernandez-Ruiz committed these crimes while released on their own recognizance in other open narcotics sales case (Estrada – 22009851 and Hernandez-Ruiz 23003598).
“Taking drug dealers like the alleged suspects in this case off the streets is critical to disrupting the flow and sale of deadly drugs on our streets,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “The entire criminal justice system in our city must work together to improve public safety and address the open-air drug dealing that plagues some of our neighborhoods. Drug dealers must face consequences for pushing lethal drugs on our streets and wreaking havoc in our neighborhoods and causing untold misery and death.”
All of the defendants have been in custody since their arrest on April 12, 2023. They were arraigned on April 14, 2023. Prosecutors are seeking pre-trial detention for each suspect because of the extreme public safety risk they pose. The court will rule on the detention motion at their preliminary hearing scheduled for April 27, 2023, in the meanwhile they will remain in custody with no bail set. If convicted of all charges, each alleged drug dealer faces more than 15 years in state prison for this case.
Although charges have been filed, this remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.
Court Number – Estrada 23005443, other open case 22009851
Court Number – Alvarez-Rivera 23005458
Court Number – Hernandez-Ruiz 23005461, other open case 23003598