SAN RAFAEL – Two suspects remain in custody at Marin County Jail following a sting operation, where four men were arrested, to discourage sales and use of illicit drugs in the Albert Park area of the city.
Local police teamed up with Marin County detectives working on a crime task force and probation enforcement, in response to complaints received in recent months concerning drug sales, discarded hypodermic needles, and disorderly conduct. Undercover agents sought to purchase methamphetamine from the suspects.
Police arrested the suspects on May 19 near the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 703 B Street, near First Street.
Kenneth B. Pengelly, a 36-year-old disabled resident of San Rafael, was arrested at the store parking lot. Pengelly is charged with possession a controlled substance for sale, and selling liquor to a minor. Bond for his release was set at $11,000.
Cleveland Wroe, 64, also of San Rafael, was arrested on First Street, near the intersection of B Street. Wroe is charged with possession of a controlled substance, and is being held for $10,000 bail.
Nathaniel Carter, 50, of Sausalito, was arrested a short distance away from the store on the 100 block of Albert Park Lane, on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia. Carter is no longer in custody.
Martin Gazal, 51, of San Rafael, was arrested near the store on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute, but he was charged with disorderly conduct, cited and released by the police.