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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sweeps Week: 104 Accused Drug Dealers Unwittingly Sell to The Man

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 11:06 AM

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Well, that's what you get for pushing crack on a man with a mustache sitting behind the wheel of a Crown Vic:

About 100 undercover officers from the gang task force and the narcotics division arrested 104 suspects in the week ending on Saturday. The officers made the arrests after buying heroin, crack cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs in the Tenderloin, South of Market and Mission districts.

"We're trying to rescue the community from these indiscriminate and brazen drug sales," said Deputy Chief Morris Tabak. "And it's making a difference."

The police claim more crackdowns are coming, but won't say where or when -- which seems an intelligent strategy.

-- Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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