Alleged Western Addition gang leader arrested
on drug charges
By Ari Burack
November 28, 2007
An alleged Western Addition gang leader was arrested this morning
in Novato on drug trafficking charges, San Francisco police reported.
Paris Moffet, 29, was taken into custody at 7 a.m. at a home
in the Hamilton area of Novato, along with a woman he was believed
to have been living with there, according to San Francisco police
Deputy Chief of Investigations Morris Tabak.
The arrest "will have a significant impact on the drug distribution
trade in the Western Addition's Housing developments," Tabak
Members of the San Francisco Police Department Gang Task Force,
assisted by Novato police, arrested Moffet on charges of possession
for sale of crack cocaine and Ecstasy, with a gang enhancement
allegation, as well as child endangerment, according to police.
Four boys, ages 11 and 15 and 5-month-old twins, were at the
home at the time police allegedly discovered the drugs, according
to Tabak, who said all four boys are also believed to have been
Delicia Mitchell, 35, of Novato, was arrested on charges of possession
of narcotics for sale and child endangerment, police reported.
Moffet is believed to be a member of Eddy Rock, one of three
Western Addition gangs recently targeted with injunctions by San
Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera.
"It has been no secret that (Moffet) has self-identified
as a leader of Eddy Rock," said Alexis Thompson, a spokeswoman
for the City Attorney's office.
According to Tabak, Moffet has been arrested several times previously
on various drug and assault charges.
Of Mitchell, Tabak said, "To our knowledge, she's not a
"Many of the homicides and other gun violence this year
have been drug-related," Tabak said. "Drug dealers prey
on the community," he added.
"By focusing our resources on and arresting drug distributors
like Moffet, we can have a positive effect on public safety in
San Francisco," Tabak said.
On Oct. 18, a San Francisco Superior Court judge granted Herrera
an injunction against three gangs in the Western Addition district
in an attempt to restrict the activities of members of the Eddy
Rock, Chopper City and Knockout Posse gangs, according to Thompson.
The injunction against Eddy Rock covers a roughly four-block
area north of Turk Street to Ellis Street, between Webster and
Gough streets, Thompson said.
The Chopper City and Knockout Posse injunction covers a six-block
area, also from Turk to Ellis streets, between Divisadero and
Steiner streets, she said.
Two other injunctions have already been granted against gangs
in the Mission and Bayview districts.
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