Two brothers charged with selling marijuana to Prosser High School students allegedly had several variations of the drug in their travel trailer’s kitchen.
Salvador Quezada Camacho Jr., 27, and Gerardo Enrique Quezada, 22, each face one count of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and two counts of delivery of marijuana.
Their private attorneys were unable to appear Thursday in Benton County Superior Court, so the brothers were told to return June 4 to enter pleas.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office gang team started a months-long investigation earlier this year after Prosser police suspected the men were selling pot illegally.
During the month of April, detectives conducted five controlled buys from the brothers, court documents said.
In each undercover operation, a confidential informant was sent into the brothers’ fifth-wheel travel trailer, which was parked at an address on County Route 12, documents said. Multiple people identified the trailer as where the brothers live.
The home is located about 150 feet from a Prosser School District bus stop.
All five transactions allegedly involved handing the confidential informant marijuana in exchange for money.
Detectives searched the trailer on May 7 and found 230 grams of green vegetable matter in clear glass jars on the kitchen counter, court documents said. The jars reportedly included labels like “Blueberry Train Wreck” and “Grape.”
Another glass jar, which held 18 cookies, were labeled with dosing instructions, documents said.
Detectives uncovered 42 grams of powdered marijuana in the freezer, along with a frozen substance that tested positive for pot.
A digital scale and packaging materials for controlled substances also were seized, court documents said. The packaging material was consistent with the kind handed to the confidential informant during the controlled buys.
Salvador Quezada Camacho was inside the trailer when detectives arrived. He denied ever selling marijuana and told the detectives he has a medical marijuana card.
While the search warrant was being executed, two people showed up at the trailer and indicated to detectives that they buy their medical marijuana from that location, court documents said.
Quezada Camacho did not have documentation indicating that he is a designated provider for any medical marijuana patients, documents said.
Gerardo Quezada, when arrested, told investigators that his brother has a medical marijuana card. He said he sometimes sells his brother’s pot to other young adults, documents said.