News Story


Possession of Narcotics for Sale / Arrest
12/12/2015 12:05:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Possession of Narcotics for Sale / Arrest

Report Number:



East Janns Road @ Highway 23

Date & Time:

December 10, 2015 / 1953 Hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department's Directed Enforcement Team

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

City of Residence


Bennett, Melinda

Pasadena, Ca




On 12-10-15, members of the Thousand Oaks Police Department's Directed Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Tahoe for multiple violations of the Vehicle Code.


The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Melinda Bennett.  During the traffic stop it was discovered that there was a large number of prescription medications, over 2,000 dollars in US currency, and over half a pound of cocaine packaged for sales inside the vehicle.  None of the prescription medication was prescribed to Bennett, who is employed as a Pharmacy Technician in West Hollywood, California.


Bennett was arrested for violations of Possession for Sale of a Controlled Substance and Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.  She was booked at the Ventura County Main Jail where she posted bail that was set at $50,000. Bennett is scheduled to appear in court on 12/28/2015 at 0815 hours.



Prepared by:

Sr. Deputy Jason Louis #3631


Media Release Date:

December 11, 2015


Follow-Up Contact:

Sr. Deputy Jason Louis 805-796-5251


Approved by:

Captain Jim Fryhoff



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).