Drug dealer arrested, had enough fentanyl to kill SF’s population: police

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A drug dealer, who carried enough drugs in his backpack to kill San Francisco’s entire population, has been arrested. 

According to District Attorney Brooke Jenkins on Wednesday, suspected drug dealer Miguel Ramos has been arrested and charged with multiple felony counts for possessing fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine that he allegedly intended to sell to San Franciso residents. 

“The amount of fentanyl on our streets is at crisis levels,” Jenkins said.  “Ramos’ possession of nearly 8 pounds of fentanyl, an amount sufficient to kill more than the entire population in San Francisco, clearly demonstrates that we can no longer allow drug dealers to operate with impunity in our city.”

Ramos, 24, was arrested three nights ago by San Francisco Police Department officers patrolling the Tenderloin, a neighborhood known for rampant drug dealing. 

According to officers, Ramos was suspected of an attack the prior night. When police searched Ramos’ pockets and backpack, they found huge amounts of narcotics and $1,000 in cash. 

The Drug Enforcement Administration says as little as two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal. In Ramos’ case, he was arrested with 3.5 kilograms of fentanyl (around 7.7 pounds), enough to kill more than 1.5 million people. 

The District Attorney’s Office said it would file a motion to keep Ramos in jail as he awaits trial. 

Ramos is scheduled to be in court Wednesday afternoon. “My office will work with SFPD to ensure that this individual is held accountable,” Jenkins said.

Although charges have been filed, the investigation into Ramos remains active.  Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department Tip Line at 415-575-4444, or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with “SFPD.” You may remain anonymous.