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.