Cops Seize $1.5 Million Worth of Ecstacy From Mission District Apartment

Categories: Crime
Courtesy of SFPD
Benjamin Hagerl and Steven Terrell
In what the cops are calling the largest seizure of club drugs in recent memory, San Francisco police arrested two men and confiscated more than $1.5 million worth of ecstasy from a Mission District apartment on Sunday Morning.

Police officers stumbled upon 23 kilos of powdered MDMA, also know as "molly", 4.5 kilograms of ecstasy pills, and $30,000 in cash after responding to a burglary call at an apartment building near 29th and Mission streets, Police Chief Greg Suhr said this morning at press conference.

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It all started when a resident in the area called the cops to report that a man had asked to enter his apartment. After the resident refused, he found a first-floor window had been smashed and stained with blood, Suhr said.

Suhr added that police are not sure if the ecstasy was meant for Outside Lands concert-goers, saying only "We are very happy that none of this found its way out to the polo fields."

Responding officers followed the blood trail to a second-floor apartment where they saw drug packages across the apartment floor. Officers arrested Steven Terrell, 31, and Benjamin Hagerl, 36, both San Francisco residents.

They face two counts of possession of drugs with the intent to sale; one count of maintaining a place to sell drugs; and one count of conspiracy to commit crime.

"Sometimes you get lucky, and in this case we did get lucky," Suhr said.

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