News Story


Heroin Dealer Arreted for Manslaughter
3/29/2016 8:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Heroin Dealer Arrested for Manslaughter

Report Number:

160006637 (Oxnard Police Department)

160011536 (Ventura County Sheriff's Office)



400 block Baja Court, Camarillo

Date & Time:

March 29, 2016  8:00 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office

Oxnard Police Department

Camarillo Police Department

Ventura County Narcotics Task Force-West County Street Team


(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 March 29, 2016, the West County Street Team concluded its investigation into Solis' death with the presentation of the case to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office who filed a criminal complaint charging Johnson with manslaughter and sales of heroin with an enhancement of causing great bodily injury.  An arrest warrant was issued for Floyd Johnson.  He was located later the same day in the City of Camarillo and arrested. 


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





The Ventura County West County Street Team is made up of detectives from the Ventura County 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:

Detective James Langford ' Oxnard Police Department


Media Release Date:

March 31, 2016


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective James Langford




Approved by:

Captain Robert Thomas