The Highly Organized Tenderloin Drug Trade
by Nicole Yelich
Oct 20, 2019
Phil Matier dives into the highly organized drug trade plaguing the chaotic Tenderloin laid out in court records from a federal surveillance operation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The records show drugs trafficked through Mexico via Los Angeles are then distributed to ring leaders through the Bay Area in a “top-down management structure,” ultimately ending up in the hands of San Francisco’s street dealers.