Investigators recovered bags of dried marijuana, pounds of methamphetamine, and other substances from a Lake County residence where a suspect was apprehended and many guns were located Friday. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the months-long investigation focused on a property in the 2800 block of Merced Street in Nice.
Officials said they found 3.4 pounds of methamphetamine, 4.8 ounces of fentanyl, 24 grams of heroin, and “a considerable amount of packaged marijuana” after serving a search warrant on the property. The street worth of the meth, fentanyl, and heroin was estimated to be $170,000.
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There were also weight scales and many weaponry unearthed, one a “ghost gun” that had been adapted to function as a fully automatic weapon.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, a suspect was recognized at the scene as Brandon Weilert, also known as Brandon Grandis, who has a prior conviction for an unspecified felony. He was detained on charges of selling and distributing narcotics as well as owning a machine gun.
Nearly 70 pounds of powder cocaine, over 11 pounds of methamphetamine, over three pounds of heroin, nearly eight pounds of ketamine, over five pounds of illegally trafficked cannabis, and hundreds of grammes of crack cocaine, ecstasy, and fentanyl were among the drugs seized last year.
The SIG, in addition to drug enforcement, has a “significant emphasis” on human trafficking, according to Covelli.
The substances confiscated last year included approximately 70 pounds of powder cocaine, over 11 pounds of methamphetamine, over three pounds of heroin, nearly eight pounds of ketamine, over five pounds of unlawfully trafficked cannabis, and hundreds of grammes of crack cocaine, ecstasy, and fentanyl.
According to Covelli, the SIG places a “major emphasis” on human trafficking in addition to drug enforcement.
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