News Story


Narcotics Arrests
7/18/2015 8:20:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Arrests

Report Number:

15-2002694 (Ventura County Sheriff's Office)


2000 Blk E. Pleasant Valley Road Oxnard, CA

900 Blk Saratoga St. Oxnard, CA

Date & Time:

July 17, 2015 1400 hours

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


Jessie Casarez

Vanessa Carriedo









Information on methamphetamine sales led to the arrest of Jessie Casarez for being in possession of a controlled substance for sale.  During this investigation, detectives determined Casarez was on parole and was out on bail for an arrest made in November 2014 for possession for sale and sales of methamphetamine.    


During this investigation, detectives received information that Casarez was selling methamphetamine in the city of Oxnard.  Detectives obtained a search warrant for Casarez, his vehicle and his residence. 


On July 17, 2015, narcotics detectives executed the search warrant on Casarez as he left a convenience store in the city of Oxnard.  Detectives located methamphetamine, narcotics packaging, a scale and currency.  Vanessa Carriedo was in Casarez' vehicle at the time the search warrant was executed.  Detectives evaluated Carriedo for being under the influence of a controlled substance.  Carriedo was later arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.  Carriedo was booked into the Ventura County Jail on $5,000.00 bail.  Casarez was arrested for possession for sales of methamphetamine, a parole violation, and booked into the Ventura County Jail on $250,000.00 bail.   


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:

July 18, 2015


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Scott Reeder



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).