December 1, 2023 – San Diego Police Department officials report that they are proud to share a significant update on our efforts to enhance safety in our community. Our recent operations have led to six arrests and the removal of large amounts of drugs and illegal firearms from San Diego streets.
Our investigations began in October, targeting narcotics trafficking. This culminated in substantial drug seizures, including counterfeit fentanyl and ecstasy pills, cocaine, and methamphetamine. A separate probe, initiated by community complaints, revealed illegal dispensaries operating alarmingly close to schools and homes. In one disturbing instance, such an operation was conducted from a home where young children resided.
During raids on November 28th and 29th, we seized hundreds of pounds of cannabis, numerous edibles and concentrates, and a loaded firearm near a middle school. This underscores our commitment to protecting our youth and neighborhoods.
Remember, while the sale of cannabis is legal in California under strict regulations, selling near schools, distributing dangerous synthetics, and possessing firearms in these contexts are serious criminal offenses.
Anyone with information related to these cases is to contact the SDPD or Crime Stoppers.
Source & photos: San Diego Police Department