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MILL VALLEY — Law enforcement agencies made three drug-related arrests in Mill Valley and Larkspur. Two brothers were apprehended on suspicion of drug dealing and a driver high on drugs was taken into custody.
Undercover detectives set up a sting operation in Mill Valley, resulting in the arrests of suspected drug dealers. Investigators had the cell phone number of one suspect and arranged a drug deal with him on October 20.
Two men drove to the designated meeting place on Shoreline Highway near Muir Woods Lodge. They abandoned their vehicle and fled on foot when detectives attempted to contact them. Their vehicle was watched while waiting for them to fetch it.
California Highway Patrol followed the suspects to Larkspur. The vehicle was stopped near the ferry terminal at Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Larkspur Landing Circle. Investigators searched the vehicle and found illicit drugs and the cell phone used to arrange the drug deal.
Two brothers, Fredesbindo Espinoza-Flores, 23, and Jose Espinoza-Flores, 22, both of Oakland, were placed under arrest. They were booked for conspiracy, and transportation of controlled substances for sale.
In a second unrelated incident, Mill Valley police arrested a man under the influence of drugs on King Street. This man drew attention to himself earlier by screaming and blocking West Blithedale Avenue.
The same unidentified suspect was spotted talking to himself and peering into someone’s garage. When his vehicle was searched illicit drugs and paraphernalia were found. He was arrested on October 23 for DUI and drug-related charges.