Vast quantities of fentanyl and other drugs seized along with a ghost gun, ammunition, hydraulic press, packaging materials and thousands of dollars in cash.
San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced multiple felony charges filed against alleged drug dealers Darwin Ochoa-Cruz (32), Olvin Ochoa-Cruz (25), and Carlos Rivas (29) arrested on February 1, 2023, by members of the San Francisco Police Department’s narcotics unit and Tenderloin Station, who were conducting a joint operation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to execute a search warrant. A 16-year-old juvenile was also arrested in the operation and booked at the Juvenile Justice Center. Each of the alleged drug dealers is charged with felony possession of fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine for sale purposes and felony transportation of methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin. Lastly, each of the suspected drug dealers is charged with maintaining a place for selling or using a controlled substance.
“Disrupting open air drug markets and making our neighborhoods safer begins with successful operations like this, where vast quantities of lethal drugs and weapons are taken off the market before, they hit the streets,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “The next step is ensuring that the suspected drug dealers are held accountable. Our hard-working residents and businesses expect no less and we have a duty to fight for them to ensure that our neighborhoods are livable.”
In total, about 2,600 grams (almost six pounds) of fentanyl was seized from these three alleged dealers when they arrived and were arrested in San Francisco, enough to kill almost 1,300,000 people, or almost the entire population of San Francisco and San Mateo County.
Officers also seized an additional 6,600 grams of fentanyl (more than 14 pounds), a ghost gun, ammunition, a hydraulic press, packaging materials, containers of mannitol, razor blades, blenders/mixers, and $14,098 from two residences searched in Oakland.
All of the suspected drug dealers have been in custody since they were arrested on February 1, 2023. Prosecutors sought pre-trial detention in each case because of the extreme public safety posed by these men. If convicted of all charges, each face more than nine years in state prison. Arraignment is scheduled for today, Friday, February 3, 2023.
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 – Ochoa-Cruz D: 23001625
Court Number – Ochoa-Cruz O: 23001627
Court Number – Rivas: 23001624