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Two brothers from Paddock Lake are being held in Kenosha County Jail pending charges for what is believed to be a large-scale marijuana sales operation.

The brothers, ages 20 and 23, were taken into custody Thursday. They are not being named because they have not yet been formally charged.

A spokesman for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said the arrests were part of a Kenosha Drug Operations Group action as part of a multi-jurisdictional investigation into drug sales.

Warrants were served in Paddock Lake and Bristol Thursday morning as part of the investigation.

Charges are expected to be filed against the 20-year-old Monday. Because the 23-year-old is on a probation hold, charges could be filed at a later date.

According to the sheriff’s department, the investigation is continuing and additional people could be charged.

The 20-year-old is being held in Kenosha County Jail pending charges of possession with intent to deliver more than 10,000 grams — or 22 pounds — of marijuana, along with manufacturing or delivering more than 10,000 grams of marijuana and maintaining a drug trafficking place.

He was a student at Carthage College and was on the college’s football team last school year, but is not listed on the roster this year.

According to social media posts, he is a real estate agent.

The Kenosha News published a feature story on the 20-year-old in 2018 with the headline “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” when he was an 18-year-old Central High School student with a business selling athletic shoes online and “thousands of dollars in the bank and thousands invested in the stock market, thanks to his own hard work and uncanny ability to make a deal.”

The 23-year-old, who was convicted in July 2018 in Racine County of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, is being held on a probation violation. He was given probation in that case.

In 2017, he was charged with felony drug possession charge in Kenosha County that was pleaded down to misdemeanor marijuana possession.

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