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Published on June 05, 2023
Supervisor Dorsey Confirms SFPD Has Arrested People for Drug Intoxication in Mayor Breed's Plan - 16 People to be Exact

San Francisco's street fentanyl crisis continues to make headlines, with its Tenderloin neighborhood at the center of attention. In an attempt to address the issue, Mayor Breed has announced a strategy to arrest individuals being high on drugs, and Governor Gavin Newsom has deployed the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to the troubled area. However, Supervisor Matt Dorsey stated during a recent interview on KGO that although 16 arrests for public intoxication have been made since Breed's declaration, there has been little observable change in the street conditions in the Tenderloin and South of Market areas. With only six CHP officers currently assigned to the crackdown, the full impact of the initiative remains to be seen. Continue reading on SFist →

Image: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 22: A Used needle is seen on the street during a city sweep of a homeless encampment, September 22, 2022 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)