Napa police arrested two men Friday night after allegedly catching them smoking marijuana in a vehicle parked in the 1400 block of Division Street, police said.

Officers were called to the area around 9:20 p.m. on a report that there was possible drug activity happening in two cars, police said. On arrival, officers contacted 20-year-old Jaime Avina Cortez and 21-year-old Juan Montanez, both of Napa.

The men were together in a parked car, police said. The officers allegedly smelled marijuana and observed smoke coming from the vehicle.

A search of the two vehicles parked in the area allegedly yielded about 200 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said. The pair was arrested on suspicion of transporting marijuana for sale and booked into the Napa jail.

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Hmmm.... sure it was 200 grams? Does that translate to about 7 ounces? I heard that it was legal to have about 8 ounces of marijuana in your posession if you have a California Medical Card. The vehicle was parked on the street? They weren't driving? I don't understand why they didn't get a misdemeanor? Why were they carted off to jail? For intent to sell, did they carry a scale? Did they have 1,000 baggies? Did they have $5,000 in fresh $20's from the ATM? Phone book or database with them, aka a "black book" or customers and payments? Guys.... if I'm buying medical marijuana, which is legal in Calif with a valid card, I will need a scale to weigh and confirm my weed when I legally buy it. Weed is really lightweight, like a pill box full of feathers. You don't know if the pharmacist put in 10 pills or 30, so you need to weigh it. Here's some more info.

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