The following is a press release issued by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
Information received from the community over the past several months regarding ongoing drug activity and suspicious behavior led to an investigation of a residence in Nice. Resulting from the information obtained during the investigation, Lake County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit authored a search warrant, which was approved and signed by a judge.
On May 13th, 2022, detectives and personnel from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office served the search warrant for a property in the 2800 block of Merced Street, Nice, California. During the search warrant, approximately 1538 grams or 3.4 pounds of methamphetamine, 139 grams or 4.8 ounces of Fentanyl, and 24 grams of Heroin were seized. Also found were weight scales, a large amount of packaged marijuana, and multiple firearms. One of the pistols seized was identified as what is commonly referred to as a “ghost gun.” The pistol was later determined to be modified to fire fully automatic (capable of continuous firing with a single action of the trigger). Brandon Weilert, a.k.a. Brandon Grendis, was arrested for multiple felony crimes, including distributing and selling narcotics and possessing a machine gun. Weilert is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition as a result of a prior felony conviction.
The total street value of the methamphetamine, fentanyl, and heroin seized is estimated at approximately $170,000.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping our community safe.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Dispatch at (707)263-2690 or online at www.lakesheriff.com/Services/report