California: Drug Traffickers with 150,000 Fentanyl Pills Released After Just 3 Days in Jail
Jose Zendejas, 25, and Benito Madrigal, 19, were released from the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility just days after they were charged with possession, transportation, and selling of illegal drugs.
The men were arrested last Friday after police at a routine traffic stop found them in possession of 150,000 fentanyl pills.
The street value of the deadly pills is estimated at $750,000.
As reported by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, all inmates booked at the pre-trial facility are sent through a risk assessment program. The results of that assessment are reviewed by a judge, who determines whether the individual is released or held on bail. In this case, the judge determined to release Zendejas and Madrigal (with no bail) despite them having been found in possession of enough fentanyl to kill millions of people.
Local Sheriff Mike Boudreaux disagreed with the judge’s decision, but says his department is forced to comply.
In the words of YouTube star “Modern Renaissance Man,” ‘What California needs is a system in place that will hold judges and other officials accountable for decisions that lead to other humans being harmed.’
In this case, we can assume Zendejas and Madrigal will continue their illicit activities. And the headlines regarding their release are sure to make other criminals in California feel less threatened by the law.
‘If doctors can be sued for malpractice, then why can’t judges be sued for decisions like this?’ continues Modern Renaissance Man. ‘Maybe these two drug dealers knew someone behind the scenes, but whatever the reason for the release, it almost looks like California is intentionally keeping these drugs flowing.’