Man Charged in Federal Court for Allegedly Possessing Enough Fentanyl to Kill Entire Population of San Francisco
Meanwhile, San Francisco is facing a natural disaster in the form of a bomb cyclone….in addition to the man-made one it created through its drug policies.
The last time we checked on San Francisco, city officials called for ideas to address the area’s massive drug crisis.
Yet fentanyl continues to be a deadly problem in the Bay Area. In fact, a 24-year-old man has been charged in federal court for allegedly possessing 7.8 pounds of fentanyl, which is enough to kill the entire population of that city.
Miguel Ramos was indicted in December on charges of possessing more than 400 grams of fentanyl for distribution, as well as similar charges for methamphetamine, crack cocaine and heroin. The charges stem from an October arrest in which San Francisco police allegedly found the 7.8 pounds of fentanyl, two ounces of meth and approximately one-ounce quantities of heroin and cocaine in Ramos’ backpack.
The fentanyl distribution charge carries a maximum term of life in federal prison, the court indictment says.
Ramos’ Oct. 8 arrest was publicized by San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, who announced in a news release that Ramos had enough fentanyl to wipe out the entire population of San Francisco.
When he was arrested, federal prosecutors subsequently moved to keep Ramos in federal custody while the case was pending, arguing that fentanyl is so easy to overdose from that he was a danger to the community.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler did order Ramos detained without bail, but did not seem swayed by federal prosecutors’ argument on the dangers of the drug.
In her detention order, Beeler noted Ramos, “a native of Honduras, lacks significant ties to the Northern District of California and does not possess the type of employment or family stability that would reasonably assure his appearance at future federal court proceedings.”
Drug addicts and the rest of San Francisco’s homeless population are now facing a massive bomb cyclone, which is expected to bring whipping winds, flooding, power outages, and heavy rainfall for the next 2 days.
The atmospheric river and bomb cyclone targeting the region could become one of the more impactful storms to strike the state in years, according to FOX Weather, with some evacuation orders issued already.
“This could be historic,” Fox News’ senior meteorologist Janice Dean said.
The National Weather Service office in the Bay Area warned that while rainfall would be light throughout the morning, residents should not let their guard down, as thunderstorms and strong winds were expected later in the day during a “brutal system.”
High wind warnings were posted across the entire Bay Area and the Central Coast through 10 a.m. PT on Thursday, and the office advised Californians to prepare for downed trees and flooding along the Russian River near Guerneville on Thursday.
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