News Story


Narcotics Seizure / Arrest
11/13/2015 1:05:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Seizure / Arrest

Report Number:



400 block of E Street, Oxnard

Date & Time:

11/10/2015, 05:35 AM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit

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

City of Residence


Gonzalez, Mariano




On 11/10/2015, Sheriff Narcotics Detectives concluded an investigation of an Oxnard resident, Mariano Gonzalez, who was suspected of selling cocaine to customers in Ventura County. At 5:30 AM, Sheriff and Oxnard Police detectives located Gonzalez as he was leaving his Oxnard residence. They followed Gonzalez until a Sheriff's patrol car conducted a traffic stop and detained Gonzalez.


Detectives conducted a search of Gonzalez's residence where they located over 4-lbs of cocaine and a large sum of money. The money was determined to be proceeds from the sales of cocaine and was seized along with the cocaine. Detectives also searched a ranch in the city of Moorpark where Gonzalez works and seized several more ounces of cocaine at the location.


Gonzalez was arrested for possession for sale of a controlled substance and was booked at the Ventura County Jail pending a court appearance or the posting of bail. Gonzalez is scheduled to appear in court on 11/13/2015, at 1:30 PM. His bail is set at $150,000.00


Prepared by:

Sergeant Jose Rivera


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Jose Rivera,, 805-797-6341


Approved by:

Captain C. 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).