Couple Arrested in Drug Sting Operation at Target Store Parking Lot
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SAN RAFAEL— A couple suspected of drug dealing was arrested during a sting operation, and 6 ounces of methamphetamine was confiscated from them. The estimated street value of the drugs is $3,500. The prearranged law enforcement action occurred on November 8 at 4:30 p.m.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said in a prepared statement. “A detective assigned to the Specialized Investigative Unit developed a relationship with a suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine dealer.”
The undercover detective arranged a meeting with Christopher Issac Ramos-Banegas, 18, of Oakland. Ramos-Banegas drove to the meeting place—the Target store parking lot at 125 Shoreline Parkway. He arrived with his girlfriend, 21-year-old Ingrid Andrianna Vasquez, who lives in San Rafael. Both suspects were carrying knives.
Ramos-Banegas was placed under arrest while conducting a $1,000 drug transaction with the detective. The girlfriend was uncooperative initially and would not follow lawful commands. She shifted into the driver’s seat and attempted to start the vehicle, apparently intending to flee.
Ramos-Banegas and Vasquez were booked at Marin County Jail. Bond was set at $30,000 to release Ramos-Banegas from custody. Bond for Vasquez was also set at $30,000. She was no longer in custody the following day.
Ramos-Banegas faces open charges for possession and transportation of a controlled substance for sale, and conspiracy to commit crime. Vasquez was booked for identical charges.
The sting operation was conducted by a multi-agency investigative team, which focuses on narcotics enforcement and other major crimes in Marin County.