News Story

 

Heroin Dealer Arrested for Manslaughter
2/17/2016 7:46:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Heroin Dealer Arrested for Manslaughter

Report Number:

15-2040620

Location:

600 Block of County Square Drive, Ventura

Date & Time:

February 17, 2016

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Bureau

 

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

City of Residence

Age

(D) Dallas Wilson

(S) Dayn Manson

Oak View

Oak View

37

32

Narrative:

 

Ojai resident Dallas Wilson died on September 22, 2015 from a heroin overdose. Investigators from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Bureau and Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU) investigated Wilson's death and identified Oak View resident Dayn Manson as the source of heroin.

 

On February 17, 2016, the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit concluded its investigation into Wilson's death with the presentation of the case to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office who filed a criminal complaint charging Manson with manslaughter and sales of heroin with an enhancement of causing great bodily injury. An arrest warrant was issued for Dayn Manson and he was located in the City of Ventura and arrested. 

 

Manson was booked into custody at the Ventura County Main Jail. His bail was set at $50,000 and his court date is pending.

 

Ventura County Sheriff's Office West County Patrol assisted in the arrest of Manson.

 

The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit is a task force made up of members from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Simi Valley Police Department, Thousand Oaks Police Department, the District Attorney's Office Bureau of Investigation, the California Highway Patrol, the Health Quality Investigation Unit of the California Division of Investigation, and the California Department of Health Care Services. The primary mission of the task force is combatting the transfer of legal prescription medication to the illegal market. In addition, the task force works to identify and stop new trends of abuse among the younger population and investigates overdose deaths due to both prescription medication and illicit drug use. Information regarding criminal activity may be emailed to pharm.tip@ventura.org or called in to (805) 383-8700.

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Victor Fazio

 

News Release Date:

February 17, 2016

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Robert Davidson

robert.davidson@ventura.org

(805) 947-8705

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith

 







 

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