News Story

 

Marijuana Sales to a Juvenile / Marijuana Cultivation Arrests
7/24/2015 6:55:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Marijuana Sales to a Juvenile / Marijuana Cultivation Arrests

Report Number:

15-8114

Location:

1600 Block of Dewayne Avenue, Camarillo

 

Date & Time:

07/22/2015 @ 11:30 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Police Special Enforcement Detail, Ventura County Sheriff's Narcotics Bureau - West County Street Team, Oxnard Police Department

 

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age

Brandt Locey

 

Stephen Gaiser

 

Camarillo

 

Camarillo

24

 

33

Narrative:

Information on marijuana sales to juveniles led to the arrests of Brandt Locey and Stephen Gaiser of Camarillo for possession of marijuana for sale, furnishing marijuana to a minor, manufacturing concentrated cannabis, transportation of marijuana, cultivating marijuana and for possession of a billy club.

 

During this investigation, detectives received information that Brandt Locey was selling marijuana to minors in Camarillo.  Detectives obtained a search warrant for Locey and his residence, located on Dewayne Avenue in Camarillo.

 

On July 22nd, 2015, detectives with the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail, Sheriff's Narcotics Bureau ' West County Street Team and the Oxnard Police Department conducted a surveillance of Locey.  They followed Locey and watched as he sold marijuana to a juvenile.  After the sale, detectives contacted the juvenile and seized a small amount of marijuana.  They also conducted a traffic stop on Locey and arrested him for the sale of marijuana to a juvenile.  Upon searching Locey's vehicle, detectives seized five ounces of marijuana, packaging material, a scale and cash.

 

Detectives followed up with a search warrant at Locey's residence and while there, they located an active marijuana cultivation operation inside a detached storage shed on the property.  The cultivation consisted of a sophisticated growing system that included forty marijuana plants in various stages of growth.  Detectives also found over five pounds of marijuana, paraphernalia used in the manufacture of concentrated cannabis and a significant amount of cash inside the home.

 

Locey was arrested and booked at the Main Jail for furnishing marijuana to a minor, possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana, cultivating marijuana and manufacturing concentrated cannabis.  His bail was set at $150,000.  Gaiser was arrested and booked at the Main Jail for cultivating marijuana and for possession of a billy club.  His bail was set at $10,000.

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Eric Tennessen

 

News Release Date:

07/23/2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Eric Tennessen / 805-388-5140

eric.tennessen@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Cory Rubright

 







 

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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