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December 7, 2012
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Brothers busted after search warrant uncovers 60 pounds of pot, guns

The telltale aroma of marijuana seeping from a storage unit allegedly led to two Rough and Ready brothers being busted for drugs and guns.

An anonymous caller reported the odor to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force, and task force members served a search warrant Tuesday on the storage unit at Penn Valley Mini Storage in the 17000 block of Penn Valley Drive, said Sgt. Guy Selleck.

“They popped the lock and found 10 firearms, one of which was stolen,” Selleck said. “They also found $11,400 in cash, more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition and 30 pounds of marijuana.”

The storage unit has been rented by a man identified as Donald Brezo, 51, who is a convicted felon and not supposed to have guns or ammunition, Selleck said. Selleck added that there were multiple items in the unit that indicated he was the renter, including an ID card.

Narcotics task force members then obtained a search warrant on Brezo’s residence in the 14000 block of Stagecoach Way, which they served Wednesday.

Donald’s brother, Marko Brezo, 56, allegedly was found trimming pot in a detached shed that Selleck described as a processing and grow room.

Deputies also allegedly found another 30 pounds of marijuana in the shed.

Marko Brezo was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and criminal conspiracy. He was booked and released on $10,000 bail.

Donald Brezo was subsequently arrested at his place of employment. He was booked into county jail on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of stolen property and criminal conspiracy and released on $10,000 bail.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call (530) 477-4229.


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