Boise brothers busted for selling pot at their Bench home

A pair of Boise brothers who sold pot to undercover detectives twice since December are charged with trafficking in marijuana.

John E. Orelus, 19 and Alfred Orelus, 26, are also charged with two felony counts of delivery of marijuana. Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested the pair Thursday right after the brothers arranged to sell a pound of pot to officers.

Deputies found 783 grams (about 1 ½ pounds) of marijuana in the brother’s home in the 1100 block of Curtis Road after serving a search warrant there Thursday morning.

A roommate, 25-year-old Jordan A. Esters, is charged with felony possession of marijuana. All three men are currently being held in the Ada County Jail.

Detectives began their investigation late last fall after getting a tip the Orelus brothers were selling marijuana out of their home.

Detectives bought one ounce and later a quarter-pound of marijuana from the brothers prior to Thursday’s arrest.

All three men are set to make their initial court appearances Friday afternoon.

The crimes of delivery of marijuana and trafficking marijuana are punishable by up to five and 15 years in prison.

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