Former Drug Dealer Speaks Out Against San Francisco’s Drug Scene: It’s Becoming a Place for ‘Drug Tourism’

Former Drug Dealer Speaks Out Against San Francisco’s Drug Scene: It’s Becoming a Place for ‘Drug Tourism’

Former drug dealer and activist Ricci Wynne spoke out against harm-reduction policies and potentially safe places to use on “Jesse Watter’s Primetime” in San Francisco.

Wynne argued that politicians are making the country’s drug crisis worse by “moving the moral pole further from where it should be,” adding that they need to focus on abstinence-based programs rather than harm reduction models.

Homeless people use illegal drugs at a camp along Willow Street in the downtown Tenderloin neighborhood on February 24, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

Homeless people use illegal drugs at a camp along Willow Street in the downtown Tenderloin neighborhood on February 24, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
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Wynne told host Jesse Watters that San Francisco is considering moving forward with plans to create safe places of consumption that would allow users to take illicit drugs in a medically supervised environment.

“[It’s] will make the problem worse. It’s already garnered so much attention that people are flocking here to San Francisco to do what I like to call drug tourism,” he said. “They come here because they know the consequences are tiny, if any, and they can come here [and] just use it openly.”

“And if all drug addicts come here, then even more drug dealers will come.”

Watters asked Ricci about a viral video he recorded in 2022 showing children getting off a bus and walking down the sidewalk past a long line of addicts and junkies to get home from school.

“How do these little kids deal with that? [this]?” Watters asked.

“I I can only imagine,” Wynne replied. “You know, I grew up in a household where there was a lot of drug use and it had a negative impact on my life, so I imagine these kids just walking from school, walking with their parents to go to the mall or get an ice cream or whatever, and they’re forced to see that kind of grotesque drug use, because let’s face it, that’s it. I mean, it’s not just run-of-the-mill.”

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He described seeing users smoking a joint on the sidewalk or injecting methamphetamine or fentanyl down their throats on the street.

Drug users and dealers occupy a bus stop in San Francisco.

Drug users and dealers occupy a bus stop in San Francisco.
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“It’s pretty grotesque,” he added.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed declared a state of emergency in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood in 2021 in response to drug overdose deaths.

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Breed said the city did 650 overdose deaths in 2021 and at least 700 in 2020.

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