San Rafael Storekeeper Accused of Meth Sales Appears in Court

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    Alfredo Lopez is an innocent shopkeeper -- or, he's a man who used his market as a front for meth sales.

    Law enforcement says it's the latter, and are charging him in federal court for allegedly selling methamphetamine out of his San Rafael market, according to the Marin Independent Journal.

    Lopez, 50, of Hercules, is said to have received meth from Miguel Angel Macias, 24, of Daly City, and then selling the drug in various quantities to people who visited the store, the newspaper reported.

    The money was then wired to Mexico, according to police.

    Lopez's wife, Debra, told the newspaper that her husband is a dedicated community member who has bought football uniforms for an area high school and also "supported the San Rafae Police Department."

    No drugs were found at his home or at the home of one of his employees, who was also arrested, the newspaper reported.