A San Rafael waitress was charged Friday with selling cocaine and methamphetamine at the restaurant, and her alleged drug supplier was also charged, authorities said.
Francisca Avina, 41, of San Rafael and Alvaro Ucan-Piste, 32, of Richmond are scheduled to be arraigned Monday on various charges related to narcotics sales, said Deputy District Attorney Sean Kensinger.
The suspects were arrested Wednesday night after a lengthy investigation by the county's drug squad, the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force. The task force developed information several months ago that cocaine was being sold out of Playa Azul Marisco on Bellam Boulevard, said sheriff's Sgt. Pierre Ahuncain.
Over the course of the investigation, undercover detectives posing as customers purchased cocaine and meth on eight occasions from a waitress identified as Avina, Ahuncain said. The task force identified her source as Ucan-Piste, and set up a bust for Wednesday.
Avina and Ucan-Piste were arrested when they met in the parking lot of a Canal area market. Investigators found a quarter pound of suspected cocaine on Ucan-Piste, then searched Avina's residence and found about a ounce of suspected cocaine divided into 80 baggies, and $4,400 in cash.
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