2 Honduran Men Sentenced for Selling Drugs in San Francisco

2 Honduran Men Sentenced for Selling Drugs in San Francisco

An alleged drug dealer stands masked near a row of addicts in San Francisco on Feb. 23, 2023. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Rudy Blalock

Rudy Blalock

4/2/2024

Updated: 4/3/2024

Two Honduran nationals living in Oakland were sentenced recently in separate cases for selling illegal drugs in the Bay Area, including in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district.
Marcos Carcamo, 25, was sentenced to 48 months in prison for his conviction last December for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine, according to a March 29 press release by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California.
Also sentenced for 36 months was Raul Alexander Guisa-Ortega, 25, on a conviction, also from December 2023, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to authorities.
Mr. Carcamo admitted to possession with the intent to sell almost four pounds of fentanyl, and an unspecified lesser amount of cocaine, when he was arrested in San Francisco last August. He also admitted he cut the fentanyl with other substances at his Oakland residence and that he sold the drugs four or five times per week in San Francisco.
According to the press release, authorities found other drugs at his home, including methamphetamine and heroin. A search also revealed a firearm and ammunition, a pill press and drug mixing materials, and nearly $59,000 cash.
Mr. Guisa-Ortega, who has three prior convictions including one federal conviction, also dealt drugs in the Tenderloin, and sold fentanyl and methamphetamine, among other drugs, to undercover officers three times last August.
He was arrested Aug. 31, and, according to the press release, admitted to selling fentanyl knowing it was often deadly. More drugs were found in his car and house after his arrest.
A man smokes fentanyl on the streets of San Francisco on March 7, 2024. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

A man smokes fentanyl on the streets of San Francisco on March 7, 2024. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Both men were ordered to serve three years of supervised release after their prison terms are complete, according to the press release. Mr. Carcamo has been in federal custody since last October, while Mr. Guisa-Ortega was placed in custody following his sentencing last week, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
The investigations of the two men were handled by the San Francisco Police Department with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the California Highway Patrol.
A drug user displays his hit of fentanyl in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco on Feb. 23, 2023. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

A drug user displays his hit of fentanyl in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco on Feb. 23, 2023. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

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Rudy Blalock

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Rudy Blalock is a Southern California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times. Originally from Michigan, he moved to California in 2017, and the sunshine and ocean have kept him here since. In his free time, he may be found underwater scuba diving, on top of a mountain hiking or snowboarding—or at home meditating, which helps fuel his active lifestyle.

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