OAKLAND (CBS SF) – San Francisco undercover narcotics officers teamed up with the Oakland Police and Fire Department in a drug and gun explosion Thursday afternoon at an East Oakland motel that required dangerous goods teams.
The bust occurred around 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Crown Lodge Motel on MacArthur Boulevard between 98th and 99th Avenues.
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Chopper 5 was over the scene when authorities targeted the motel.
Police made four arrests, seized several firearms and confiscated several pounds of fentanyl.
Update: An arrest warrant has been issued by @SFPD Narcotics for a known suspect. Large quantities of dangerous narcotics were found in the motel complex. The area between 98th Ave and 99th Ave on MacArthur Blvd is closed to traffic. E26, Batt 3, OPD, HazMat -1 and HazMat 2 on site. #OFD pic.twitter.com/6VuvzTxOy4
– Oakland Fire Department (CA) (@OaklandFireCA) June 3, 2021
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Investigators said no one was exposed to the drugs, but dangerous goods crews were called in to test samples and make sure the dangerous synthetic opioid was being handled safely.
The area between 98th Ave and 99th Ave on MacArthur Blvd was closed to traffic during the operation.
At around 3:30 p.m., the SFPD’s narcotics officers had left and all narcotics and utensils had been removed.
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Oakland Police stayed on site to secure the scene of the accident and assist traffic, firefighters said. The Oakland Fire Department staff stayed on site until the third-party vendor completed the cleanup.