California donut shop owner accused of making, selling ‘pink cocaine’

A California man was arrested after authorities say he was manufacturing and selling a new synthetic drug known as “pink cocaine.”

San Jose police said Wednesday that Luis Carrillo-Moeda, 32, is the prime suspect after detectives found evidence of illegal drug production and sales at a business in the 400 block of Blossom Hill Road in San Jose. announced that it has been identified as

Carrillo Moeda owns a Yum Yum donut shop in a shopping center on Blossom Hill Road, according to records obtained by . FOX2 KTVU.

According to police, detectives executed search warrants on the suspect’s home and workplace on January 19 and recovered various illegal narcotics, drug manufacturing components, a large amount of cash, and an unregistered firearm and ammunition.

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Luis Carrillo Moeda, 32, is accused of manufacturing and selling a new synthetic drug known as “pink cocaine.” (San Jose Police Department)

Carrillo Moeda allegedly manufactured and sold a substance known as “Tusi,” “2C,” “pink cocaine,” “Pantera Rosa,” or “Pink Panther.”

pink cocaine

The drug “pink cocaine” is also known by several other names, including “Tusi,” “2C,” “Pantera Rosa,” and “Pink Panther.” Police said it was a mixture of ketamine, MDMA, methamphetamine, cocaine and opioids. (San Jose Police Department)

Police say the illegal drug is a new synthetic drug made from a mixture of ketamine, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methamphetamine, cocaine and opioids. The substance appears pink.

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Dr. Daniel Nelson of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center told local broadcasters that the drug mixture can cause symptoms such as agitation, hallucinations, psychosis and hyperstimulation, which can be fatal.

Drugs and cash seized

Detectives also recovered drug manufacturing parts, a large amount of cash, an unregistered firearm and ammunition. (San Jose Police Department)

San Jose Police Department spokeswoman Tanya Hernandez warned that these types of drugs have recently come to the attention of law enforcement.

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“We’re starting to see it and we’re seeing more cases, so we just wanted the public to know that it’s out there,” she said. told the station.



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