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Published on March 30, 2024
Honduran Nationals Sentenced in San Francisco for Major Fentanyl and Meth OperationsSource: Google Street View

A pair of Honduran nationals were slam-dunked by the law and will now be calling the slammer home for a few years, following their conviction for peddling potentially lethal drugs in San Francisco's notorious Tenderloin district. According to a release from the Office of the United States Attorney Ismail J. Ramsey, Marcos Carcamo and Raul Alexander Guisa-Ortega were dealt stern prison sentences on charges related to their illegal drug operations.

Carcamo, 25, clocked four years behind bars after admitting to possessing almost four pounds of fentanyl and additional cocaine that he intended to sell. The young drug dealer, operating out of Oakland, made frequent trips to San Francisco to deal these dangerous substances. An investigation revealed his operation included a pill press, drugs mixing materials, and near $59,000 in cold hard cash. As per a press release from the United States Attorney's Office, Carcamo's sentence was handed down by Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley.

Guisa-Ortega, also 25 and similarly situated in Oakland, received a 36-month sentence after being busted for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. This wasn't his first run-in with the law; with three priors under his belt, including a federal conviction for dealing drugs, he was no stranger to the inside of a courtroom. Guisa-Ortega handed over drugs to an undercover officer three times before his arrest, and more of the illicit paraphernalia were found in his car and house during searches.

Both men faced the firm gavel of justice, with Judges Corley and Susan Illston ordering each to three years of supervised release after their prison sentences are served. Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Yeh prosecuted these cases with assistance from Laurie Worthen and Jessie Chelsea, following investigations that roped in the San Francisco Police, DEA, FBI, and California Highway Patrol.