San Francisco Police Make Significant Drug Bust in Ongoing Tenderloin Crackdown

San Francisco Police Make Significant Drug Bust in Ongoing Tenderloin Crackdown
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San Francisco, CA – August 23, 2023 – The relentless efforts of the Drug Market Agency Coordination Center (DMACC) to combat drug sales and proliferation in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District have yielded yet another major arrest. San Francisco Police Officers from the Narcotics Unit, working in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), apprehended 21-year-old Juleisy Moncada, seizing approximately 3.5 pounds of narcotics and a loaded firearm in the process.

This operation, spanning more than a month, was launched in response to intelligence on a suspected narcotics dealer operating within the Tenderloin area. Undercover officers meticulously built a case, gathering sufficient probable cause to obtain authorized search warrants for Moncada’s two residences and her vehicle.

On August 22, 2023, at around 2:40 PM, the Narcotics Unit officers located Moncada in her vehicle on Russ Street. They promptly arrested her based on the probable cause developed during the extensive month-long investigation, which focused on her alleged drug dealing activities. Notably, Moncada was found in the company of her 2-year-old child during the arrest. Officers also discovered and seized suspected narcotics in her possession. Moncada’s vehicle was towed for further investigation, and with her consent, her child was placed in the custody of a relative.

A coordinated effort involving Narcotics Unit officers, Tenderloin officers, and the DEA extended beyond San Francisco city limits. The team executed search warrants at Moncada’s residences located on the 2500 block of 78th Ave. and the 9600 block of Edes Ave. in Oakland, California. The search uncovered a loaded firearm, along with suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine, base rock cocaine, heroin, Oxycodone, and Xanax. Officers also located evidence indicative of narcotics distribution.

Following her arrest, Moncada was transported to the San Francisco County Jail, where she faces a litany of charges, including Controlled Substance Possession for Sale (Fentanyl), Methamphetamine Possession for Sale, Base Cocaine Possession for Sale, Heroin Possession for Sale, Maintaining a Premise for Narcotics Use/Sale, Transportation of Controlled Substances, and Child Endangerment.

A photograph of the seized firearm, suspected narcotics, and evidence related to the arrest has been made available with this news release.

Despite the significant progress made with Moncada’s arrest, law enforcement emphasizes that this remains an open and active investigation. Anyone with information pertinent to this case is urged to contact the San Francisco Police Department at 1-415-575-4444 or to submit a tip via text to TIP411, beginning the message with ‘SFPD.’ Anonymous tips are welcome and can play a crucial role in assisting ongoing efforts to curb drug-related activities in the Tenderloin District.

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