San Francisco drug dealers could start getting charged with murder

San Francisco is following other California counties in charging drug dealers connected with fentanyl deaths with murder in the latest attempt to curb the fentanyl epidemic in the state. 

In tandem with San Francisco Mayor London Breed and District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D-CA) office announced in October that a task force had been formed to link law enforcement to investigate opioid deaths. The San Francisco police chief, California Highway Patrol, and California National Guard are involved with this initiative.

“Fentanyl is deadlier than any drug we’ve ever seen on our streets,” Breed said. “We must treat the trafficking and sale of fentanyl more severely, and people must be put on notice that pushing this drug could lead to homicide charges.”

District attorneys in other large California counties, including San Diego, Sacramento, and Fresno, have enacted similar
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