News Story


Narcotics Arrest
1/28/2016 6:56:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Arrest

Report Number:

160011536 (Ventura County Sheriff's Office)



1600 Block E. Gonzales Road, City of Oxnard

1800 Block E. Daily Drive, City of Camarillo

Date & Time:

January 23, 2016  5:45 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Narcotics Task Force, West County Street Team, East County Street Team, Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit,  Ventura County  Sheriff's Office, Oxnard Police Department, Santa Paula Police Department

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

City of Residence


(S) Floyd Johnson

(D) Darren Solis








On Thursday, 1/21/16, officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to a business in the 1600 block of West Gonzales Road in the City of Oxnard to check the well-being of a person in the bathroom.  When officers arrived, they found the person unresponsive.  Officers began life saving measures and were later relieved by emergency medical personnel.  The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene.  Officers learned the decedent's name was Darren Solis.  Evidence recovered at the scene indicated Solis possibly died from a heroin overdose.  An investigator from the Ventura County Narcotics Task Force responded to the scene.  Investigators identified a probable source of Solis' heroin as Camarillo resident Floyd Johnson.


On Saturday, 1/23/2016, Detectives observed Johnson engage in what appeared to be several hand to hand narcotics transactions.  Detectives stopped Johnson in a shopping center in the 1800 Block of East Daily Drive in the City of Camarillo where he was found to be in possession of heroin for sale.  Johnson was arrested for possession of heroin for sale and offering heroin for sale.  A search of Johnson's vehicle and residence located in the 400 Block of Baja Circle, Camarillo was conducted and additional evidence was located. 


Johnson was booked into the Ventura County Jail on the narcotics charges stemming from the arrest in Camarillo.  His bail is currently $150,000.00 and a preliminary hearing has been set for February 8, 2016 at 8:15 a.m.  The Investigation into Solis's death continues.  Separate charges such as manslaughter and drug dealing resulting in great bodily injury are pending further investigation and toxicology results from Solis' autopsy.   


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


Prepared by:

Sergeant J. Hendren


Media Release Date:

January 27, 2016


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective James Langford



Approved by:

Captain 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).