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Michael Breeden and Victoria Breeden Charged with Allegedly Growing Marijuana for Sale at Homes in Two Counties

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A Windsor couple is suspected of growing marijuana for sale at homes they owned in Windsor and Calistoga. The Napa Special Investigations Bureau was investigating allegations since January that Michael Breeden, 41, and Victoria Breeden, 43, were growing marijuana for sale at a home in the 1600 block of Foothill Boulevard in Calistoga, Lt. Gary Pitkin said. NSIB agents also believed the couple was growing marijuana for sale at their primary residence in the 8100 block of Louisa Way and in a house in the 200 block of Merner Drive, both in Windsor, Pitkin said.

Agents served search warrants at all three homes on Jan. 31. They found 58 marijuana plants, 26 pounds of processed marijuana, $2,800, ammunition and evidence of drug sales at the Louisa Way residence, Pitkin said. The investigation determined Michael Breeden worked at a Sonoma County marijuana storefront as a marijuana grower, but the marijuana at the Louisa Way home was for sale and profit and not intended for the storefront, Pitkin said. Breeden was released from custody pending the outcome of the investigation.

Agents found 370 marijuana plants, $4,900, and an elaborate indoor growing operation in the house on Foothill Boulevard in Calistoga, Pitkin said. The agents contacted and interviewed Francisco Zavala, 42, and Victor Montanez, 34, who were living in the Calistoga home, but released the men pending further investigation, Pitkin said. At the Merner Drive home in Windsor, agents found a small, indoor marijuana growing operation, but determined the marijuana was for personal use and the agents did not seize any evidence, Pitkin said.

The Napa County District Attorney’s Office charged the Breedens, Zavala and Montanez with cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale, and Breeden also was charged with being an ex-felon in possession of ammunition, Pitkin said. The agents arrested the Breedens in Windsor on March 21 and they were booked in the Sonoma County jail, Pitkin said. Agents learned Zavala and Montanez moved out of the Calistoga house and both are wanted on $50,000 arrest warrants, Pitkin said.

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