Marin investigators arrested two alleged drug sellers in Larkspur after establishing a bust in Mill Valley.
The case began when an undercover detective with the Marin County Particular Investigations Unit obtained the cellphone variety of a possible drug seller, based on the sheriff’s workplace. Investigators suspected the seller of promoting methamphetamine and fentanyl in Marin and elsewhere within the Bay Space.
A detective known as the quantity and organized a deal for 1 / 4 pound of methamphetamine and an oz of fentanyl. The transaction website was set for Friday close to the Muir Woods Lodge on Shoreline Freeway in Mill Valley.
Two alleged sellers confirmed up for the transaction. When detectives moved in, the lads ran away, leaving their automobile behind. Investigators stored the automobile below surveillance till the lads got here again for it, then adopted them.
The California Freeway Patrol stopped the automobile within the space of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at Larkspur Touchdown Circle. Investigators searched the automobile and the lads and located a few quarter ounce of suspected meth, cocaine, empty narcotics packaging, money and the cellphone used to rearrange the transaction, based on sheriff’s Sgt. Adam Schermerhorn.
Investigators suspect the lads discarded the opposite medicine they meant to promote.
Detectives booked Fredesbindo Espinoza Flores, 23, and his brother, Jose Espinoza Flores, 22, into the Marin County Jail on suspicion of transporting medicine on the market and conspiracy. Their bail quantity was set at $30,000, and so they bailed out.
The suspects are Oakland residents. Fredesbindo Espinoza Flores has a prison historical past involving drug gross sales in San Francisco, Schermerhorn stated.
The Marin County District Lawyer’s Workplace is ready for investigative stories and had filed no costs as of Tuesday.
The Espinozas couldn’t be reached for remark.
The Marin County Particular Investigations Unit is a multiagency group whose major focus is drug probes. The sheriff’s division shaped it after its predecessor, the Marin County Main Crimes Process Drive, disbanded in 2020. The unit receives workers assist or funding from legislation enforcement companies and municipal governments.
The Specialised Investigative Unit, at the side of the county’s Coordination of Probation Enforcement Unit, made 160 arrests in 2022, based on their annual statistics. Additionally they reported confiscating $203,465.01 in money, 13 weapons, 2.65 kilos of cocaine and 13.2 kilos of fentanyl final yr, together with different drug seizures.