News Story

 

Craigslist Drug Dealer Arrested in Simi Valley
5/2/2016 1:00:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Craigslist Drug Dealer Arrested in Simi Valley

 

Report Number:

16- 63955

Location:

2600 block of Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

 

Date & Time:

 

April 29, 2016

 

Unit Responsible:

 

Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit

 

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

City of Residence

Age

(S) Cody Harvey

Los Angeles

26

Narrative:

 

On April 29, 2016, Investigators from the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit located an advertisement on craigslist.org offering Roxicodone for sale. Roxicodone is a prescription drug which contains the powerful opioid oxycodone. Investigators, in an undercover capacity, made contact with the seller who agreed to meet to sell the drugs in the City of Simi Valley.  Detectives were able to follow the seller, identified as Cody Harvey, a short distance as he pulled into a parking lot on Tapo Canyon Road, north of the 118 freeway.  Harvey was detained and approximately 200 oxycodone pills, worth about $5000, were found in his vehicle.  Based on signs and symptoms of drug use, and his driving pattern, Harvey was also evaluated for driving under the influence of drugs. Harvey was arrested for possession for sales of a controlled substance, offering to sell a controlled substance, and driving under the influence.  He is currently in custody with bail set at $50,000. His court date is May 3, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., in Ventura County Superior Court.

 

Detectives from the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit frequently check internet websites and social media platforms for subjects selling drugs. From craigslist.org alone, investigators have purchased drugs on 43 occasions, resulting in the seizure of 22 different drugs, and the arrest of 42 individuals. 

 

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:

May 2, 2016

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Investigator Wallace Boggess

(805) 947 7963

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Robert Thomas