News Story


West County Narcotics Detectives Net Two for Possession for Sales
12/31/2014 6:04:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Arrests

Report Number:

14-134288 (Oxnard Police Department)

14-29345 (Ventura County Sheriff's Office)


500 Blk W Fifth St. Oxnard, CA

300 Blk W. First St. Oxnard, CA

Date & Time:

December 30th and 31st, 2014

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Narcotics Bureau, West County Street Team, Oxnard Police Department

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Jose Torres Garcia

Anthony Ochoa







Information on Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Heroin sales led to the arrests of Jose Garcia and Anthony Ochoa on separate cases for being in possession of these items with the intent to sell.


Narcotics investigators received information from multiple sources that Jose Garcia had been selling Cocaine and Methamphetamine in the cities of Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Camarillo. On December 30th, Garcia was stopped in the city of Oxnard and found to be in possession of several ounces of Methamphetamine and Cocaine. During the subsequent search warrant at his residence in the 500 block of W. Fifth Street, investigators located two additional ounces of Methamphetamine and Cocaine along with an undisclosed amount of currency. Garcia was arrested for possession for sales of Methamphetamine and Cocaine.


Several months ago, Narcotic detectives received information that Anthony Ochoa had been selling large amounts of Heroin in the city of Oxnard. On December 31st, Ochoa was stopped leaving his residence in the 300 block of First Street. Narcotic detectives conducted a search warrant at Ochoa's home where they recovered nearly four pounds of Heroin. Detectives also located an undisclosed amount of currency. The street value of the Heroin seized is approximately $155,000. Ochoa was arrested for possession for sales of Heroin.  


The West County Street Team is made up of Sheriff's Office, Santa Paula Police Department, and the Oxnard Police Department narcotics detectives working cooperatively in the investigation of narcotics offenses occurring in the western portion of Ventura County.



Prepared by:

Sergeant J. Hendren


Media Release Date:

December 31, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar



Approved by:

Captain Curt Rothschiller



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).