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Published on June 01, 2023
Pelosi-Supported Federal Effort Aims to Cut Fentanyl Supply in San Francisco

San Francisco is grappling with a fentanyl crisis, and efforts are being made at the state and federal level to address the issue. House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi recently requested that the Justice Department create a new operation, dubbed Operation Overdrive, to target fentanyl cartels. Mayor London Breed revealed that she has been in discussions with Pelosi and other federal agencies, working toward addressing open-air drug dealing in the city. State help has also been provided through the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and National Guard in an operation launched earlier this month. However, it remains unclear whether these efforts will lead to lasting change in curbing drug use on the streets. Continue reading on SFist →

Top image: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) (C) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talk on the sidelines of a news conference with the House Democratic Women's Caucus outside the U.S. Capitol on May 25, 2023 in Washington, DC. The caucus members were joined by representatives from the National Women’s Law Center, MomsRising, Community Change Action, and other to highlight how a possible federal default would hurt women and families. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)