Oakland Resident Sentenced to Three Years for Selling Fentanyl and Methamphetamine in San Francisco's Tenderloin
SAN FRANCISCO – Alex Murillo was sentenced today to 36 months in federal prison for selling fentanyl and methamphetamine in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Special Agent in Charge Bob P. Beris. The sentence was handed down by Senior United States District Judge Susan Illston.
Murillo, 25, a resident of Oakland, was charged by an eight count federal indictment on July 21, 2022. According to the charges and other documents filed by the government, Murillo sold drugs on the street in the Tenderloin on five occasions in the spring of 2022. On April 7, 2022, Murillo met two undercover police officers near 8th and Market Streets in the Tenderloin and sold the officers 5 grams of fentanyl for $100 on the San Francisco Civic Center BART staircase. On March 23, 2022, and on April 21, 2022, Murillo sold $40 of yellow fentanyl and $750 of pink fentanyl, respectively, to undercover officers in the Tenderloin. On May 12, 2022, Murillo sold approximately one ounce of fentanyl along with two ounces of methamphetamine to an undercover police officer for $800, again in the Tenderloin. On June 8, 2022, Murillo communicated again with one of the undercover police officers, met that officer again near the Civic Center BART platform, and sold the officer two ounces of fentanyl and three ounces of methamphetamine for $1,400.
Law enforcement officers arrested Murillo on June 21, 2022, outside of his apartment in Oakland and seized nearly four ounces of methamphetamine and 139 grams of fentanyl from his backpack.
In addition to the 36 month sentence, Murillo was sentenced to a four year sentence of supervision following release from prison. Murillo was in custody at his sentencing hearing and begins serving his sentence immediately.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Christa Hall is prosecuting the case, with the assistance of Lance Libatique. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by DEA and the San Francisco Police Department.