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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of California

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Civic Center Heroin Dealer Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

SAN FRANCISCO – Richard Sollid was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for possessing with the intent to distribute heroin announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, Senior U.S. District Judge.

Sollid, 56, of San Francisco, pleaded guilty to the charges on June 14, 2018.  According to his plea agreement, Sollid admitted that San Francisco Police Department officers arrested him on October 27, 2017. The arrest occurred in San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood. Sollid was found with approximately 95 grams of heroin and $7,840 in cash. Solid admitted he intended to distribute the drugs.

On April 19, 2018, a federal grand jury indicted Sollid, charging him with one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C).  Sollid pleaded guilty to the charged offense.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Breyer ordered Sollid to serve a three-year period of supervised release.  Sollid is currently in custody and will begin serving his sentence immediately.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Vieira is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Kimberly Richardson.  The prosecution is the result of collaboration between the DEA and the San Francisco Police Department.

Updated September 5, 2018