News Story


Cultivation of Marijuana / Arrest
10/27/2015 9:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Cultivation of Marijuana / Arrest

Report Number:



1200 Block of Gantlin Avenue, Simi Valley, Ca

Date & Time:

10/23/2015, 1250 Hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff Narcotic Unit

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

City of Residence


Kohler, Bruce

Simi Valley



On 10/23/2015, The Sheriff's Narcotic's Unit concluded a month long investigation into Bruce Kohler, a Simi Valley resident, who was selling marijuana from his residence. Kohler was stopped after leaving his Simi Valley residence and arrested for the sales of marijuana. A search warrant was served at Kohler's residence where detectives discovered Kohler had numerous marijuana plants in various stages of growth on the property. Numerous rooms of the residence were converted into processing rooms.


Detectives seized about 200 lbs of processed and unprocessed marijuana from the property. A majority of the marijuana was packaged for sales. Detectives seized several thousand dollars that was deemed to be proceeds from the marijuana sales. Additional money was later seized from Kohler's bank account.


Detectives also discovered evidence Kohler was processing 'Honey Oil' on the property which is a very dangerous method of extracting the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from the marijuana. This process involves the use of solvents such as compressed butane gas which can result in explosions causing significant property damage, serious injuries or death.


Kohler was arrested and booked into the County Jail for violations of Cultivating Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana for Sale, and Manufacturing Concentrated Cannabis. His bail was set at $50,000. His next scheduled court appearance is on 11/4/2015.


Prepared by:

Sgt. Jose Rivera


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Jose Rivera,, 805-797-6341


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).