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Roseville police arrest two men in cross-country marijuana shipping operation

Roseville police have arrested two men, one from Grass Valley and the other from Philadelphia, in a case that involves the shipping of marijuana from Roseville to the East Coast.

Brian Lee Feld Getz, 36, of Grass Valley, and Timothy Conway Reimer, 33, of Philadelphia, were arrested Friday and booked into Placer County jail on suspicion of possessing and selling marijuana, and conspiracy. The two are suspected of shipping large amounts of marijuana and cash to the East Coast, according to a Roseville Police Department news release.

The arrests followed an investigation during which detectives, working with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Homeland Security Investigation’s Customs and Border Protection Air Unit, confiscated approximately 141 pounds of packaged marijuana and $221,000 in cash, police reported.

About a month ago, Roseville vice and narcotics enforcement team detectives began investigating a shipment of marijuana from Roseville. They uncovered a scheme in which the suspects allegedly acquired marijuana from the local region, processed and packaged it, then shipped it from post office facilities in Roseville and other communities in the area to Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

One of the suspects then flew to the East Coast to receive the packages and presumably sold them, police said. The cash received from the sale of the drugs allegedly was shipped back to the suspects.

Investigators served search warrants on two properties in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area, where they found marijuana processing facilities, a butane-fueled hashish-manufacturing lab, vacuum-sealed packages of processed marijuana, boxes of cash, a handgun and approximately 2 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms.

On Friday, Roseville vice and narcotics detectives arrested Getz at a post office in Folsom. Reimer was arrested the same day at one of the properties searched in Grass Valley.

Police said the investigation is continuing, and additional arrests are likely.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.