St. Helena men arrested for alleged drug violations

2013-02-12T12:11:00Z 2013-02-12T18:31:48Z St. Helena men arrested for alleged drug violations Napa Valley Register
February 12, 2013 12:11 pm

Two men were arrested Monday afternoon in St. Helena on suspicion of drug possession after their vehicle was stopped for allegedly failing to stop for a pedestrian at a crosswalk at the intersection of Main and Spring streets, according to the St. Helena Police Department.

The driver, Juan Armas, 23, of St. Helena, allegedly had a drug pipe in a pocket containing a usable amount of suspected methamphetamine, police said. Armas, who had no driver’s license, also had 1/2 gram of suspected methamphetamine in a packet of cigarettes, police said.

A passenger, Asuncion Salazar-Espinoza, 29, of St. Helena, allegedly had two drug pipes with usable amounts of suspected methamphetamine, police said.

Armas and Salazar-Espinoza were booked into the Napa County jail on suspicion being in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia possession, police said. Armas was also booked on suspicion of driving without a driver’s license, police said.

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