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2 in jail after police spot drug deal at Sunnyside restaurant

SUNNYSIDE - A drug deal during a break for two workers at a Sunnyside fast-food restaurant ended with both in jail when the exchange was watched by an off-duty Sunnyside police reserve officer, officials said.

Omar Urbina, 27, and Geronimo Pina Jr., 19, both of Grandview, were arrested Tuesday after they both went back inside Jack in the Box, 100 E. South Hill Road, said Charlotte Hinderlider, Sunnyside police spokeswoman.

The reserve officer watched the suspects walk out of the restaurant and saw Urbina hand Pina a small bag of marijuana from his vehicle, Hinderlider said. The two men then went back to work.

A Sunnyside officer questioned Urbina and when Urbina's vehicle was searched, officers found a digital scale, multiple glass marijuana pipes, a box of sandwich bags and 44 grams of marijuana, she said.

Some of the marijuana was already packaged for sale.

Urbina was booked into the Sunnyside jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of feet of a child care center.

Pina was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana.

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