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THOUSAND OAKS : Drugs, Rifles Seized; 2 Brothers Arrested

Sheriff’s detectives said Wednesday they had halted a methamphetamine-dealing operation in Thousand Oaks, arresting two brothers and seizing a cache of drugs, money, assault rifles and bullets.

Paul Loesche, 29, and Peter Loesche, 27, were arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine possession Tuesday night. Paul Loesche also was charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale, according to a report by Sgt. Gary Pentis.

Detectives also arrested Debra Foxen, 30, of Camarillo on suspicion of methamphetamine possession after she showed up during their search of the Loesches’ home, the report said.

A two-month investigation and tips from neighbors eventually led detectives to the house where Paul and Peter Loesche lived in the 3300 block of Calle Quebracho in Thousand Oaks, Pentis’ report said.

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After watching the house, detectives searched the brothers’ house and cars Tuesday night.

They found two ounces of methamphetamine worth $5,000, $21,000 cash, five assault rifles with numerous 30-round magazines, a shotgun, five semiautomatic handguns and about 3,000 rounds of ammunition, the report said.

Detectives also found scales, materials for cutting and packaging drugs and lists of suspected drug buyers, along with radio scanners used to detect police surveillance, Pentis’ report said.

Peter Loesche was booked at Ventura County Jail, where he was being held Wednesday evening in lieu of $5,000 bail. Foxen was released on her own recognizance. Paul Loesche was later released on $10,000 bail, police said.

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