Courtesy of San Mateo County Sheriff's DepartmentMartin Abinader

Courtesy of San Mateo County Sheriff's DepartmentMartin Abinader

Belmont Baskin Robbins manager accused of selling pot at ice cream shop

A Baskin Robbins manager in Belmont is accused of trying to add a new flavor to the ice cream shop's already plentiful menu, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

Martin Hanna Abinader, 20, of San Carlos, is accused of selling marijuana to an undercover Belmont police officer twice in April, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

A report was made by a school resource officer at Carlmont High School in Belmont, where Abinader graduated from, that the manager at the nearby Baskin Robbins was dealing marijuana at the store.

On April 8 about 6 p.m., Belmont police sent an undercover officer, who was wearing a wire, to the Baskin Robbins to purchase marijuana, Wagstaffe said.

After the officer placed his order, Abinader is accused of going out to his black BMW parked outside where he allegedly retrieved $50 worth of marijuana and came back into the store and placed the drugs in a single scoop cup and then into a Baskin Robbins bag.

The undercover officer came back about 90 minutes later and placed an order for $100 worth of marijuana, but this time the transaction allegedly occurred in Abinader's BMW, Wagstaffe said. He was then placed under arrest and the arresting officers said he also had a small amount of cocaine and hash in his possession.

Abinader pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday, Wagstaffe said, and is currently out of custody on $30,000 bail. He will return to court for a preliminary hearing Aug. 7

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