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Oakland Resident Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Role In Tenderloin Fentanyl And Methamphetamine Distribution Scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California

SAN FRANCISCO – Dixis Archaga-Reyes, a/k/a Pepe, was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for his role in a scheme to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine near the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, 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 the Hon. Charles R. Breyer, Senior United States District Judge. 

Archaga-Reyes, 27, of Oakland, pleaded guilty to the charges on September 21, 2022. According to his plea agreement, Archaga-Reyes admitted he was guilty of four counts of distributing drugs near the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. 

The plea agreement describes transactions in which Achaga-Reyes sold, or attempted to sell, drugs to an undercover Task Force Officer working with the DEA and the San Francisco Police Department. The transactions occurred on December 22, 2021, and February 17, 2022. Specifically, Archaga-Reyes admitted that on December 22, 2021, he used text messages to communicate with the officer and agreed to sell to him two ounces of fentanyl for $1,000 and two ounces of methamphetamine for $500. Archaga-Reyes acknowledged that he agreed with the officer to conduct the transaction near the intersection of 7th and Mission Streets in San Francisco. Archaga-Reyes met with the officer on the evening of December 22 on 7th Street just north of Minna Alley, got into the passenger side of the vehicle the undercover officer was driving, and received $1,500 in cash from the officer. Archaga-Reyes then handed the officer numerous clear plastic bags containing approximately 61.1 grams of fentanyl and approximately 59 grams of methamphetamine. 

Similarly, Archaga-Reyes admitted that on February 17, 2022, he coordinated with the same undercover officer to sell to him fentanyl and methamphetamine. The two agreed to complete the transaction near 7th and Minna Streets on the afternoon of February 17. At about 1:42 p.m., Archaga-Reyes contacted the undercover officer by text message to let the officer know Archaga-Reyes was on his way into San Francisco. This time, as Archaga-Reyes exited his apartment in Oakland, he was arrested. Archaga-Reyes admitted that when he was arrested, he was carrying a plastic bag containing over 500 grams of methamphetamine. Agents also found in Archaga-Reyes’s car an additional 90.5 grams of fentanyl, and in his apartment over 130 grams of fentanyl, more than 37 grams of cocaine, and $2,759 in cash that Archaga-Reyes acknowledged was the proceeds of illicit sales of illegal drugs.

On March 2, 2022, a federal grand jury handed down a four-count indictment charging Archaga-Reyes with two counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 5 grams and more of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B)(viii) and two counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 40 grams and more of fentanyl, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B)(vi). Pursuant to his plea agreement, Archaga-Reyes pleaded guilty to all four counts. 

In addition to the prison term, Judge Breyer also ordered Archaga-Reyes to serve four years of supervised release to begin after his release from prison. Archaga-Reyes has been detained since his arrest and will begin serving his sentence immediately.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Paulson is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Soana Katoa, Leeya Kekona, and Mark DiCenzo. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by DEA and the San Francisco Police Department.

Updated February 8, 2023