Man Accused Of Selling New ‘Pink Cocaine’ In San Jose

The creation and distribution of pink cocaine, a novel synthetic narcotic, led to the arrest of a man in California.

Recently, the San Jose Police Department said that 32-year-old Luis Carrillo-Moyeda had been named as a principal suspect in the drug trade after evidence of production and sales of illicit substances was found at a shop on Blossom Hill Road in San Jose.

According to data acquired by local reporters, the Yum Yum Donut store on Blossom Hill Road is owned by Carillo-Moyeda.  The restaurant is located in a commercial area.

Authorities apprehended Carillo-Moyeda at the Blossom Hill Road retail complex on January 19. Yum Yum Donut is owned by Carillo-Moyeda, according to records. Arresting officers have not yet announced if narcotics were discovered there.

The suspect’s residence and his business were searched by detectives on January 19.  Police claimed that during the searches, they seized several illicit substances, components for their production, substantial sums of money, an unlicensed weapon, and ammunition.

Pink Cocaine, Pantera Rosa, Pink Panther, Tusi, and 2C are some of the names given to the drug that Carrillo-Moyeda was reportedly making and selling.

According to the authorities, the illicit substances are novel synthetic narcotics that combine MDMA, methamphetamine, ketamine, cocaine, and opioids. The material has a pinkish hue.

The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s Dr. Daniel Nelson warned the local station that the combination of the medicines is lethal and may cause psychosis, hyperstimulation, hallucinations, and agitation.

Additionally, according to Nelson, this medicine often includes opioids, so in the event of an overdose, Narcan is utilized to help halt the effects. The patient should then be promptly transported to a hospital for additional care.

Tanya Hernandez, a spokesperson for the San Jose Police Department, issued a warning about this kind of drug, saying that authorities had lately taken notice of it.  Cases of it are becoming increasingly common. She informed the media outlet that they intended to make people aware that it exists.

The San Jose Police Department (SJPD) is reportedly offering monetary incentives to the public in exchange for information leading to arrests.