News Story

 

Heroin Overdose Resulting in Death Leads to Arrests
3/7/2017 8:00:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Heroin Overdose Resulting In Death Leads To Arrests

Report Number:

16-192870 / 17-30646

Location:

Meiners Oaks

Date & Time:

December 28th, 2016, at 05:42 a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau

Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force

Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit

Ojai Police Department

 

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

City of Residence

Age

(D) Male subject

(S) Clinton Zachary Erickson

(S) Gregory Scott Ledbetter

Meiners Oaks

Santa Paula

Ventura

23

23

26

 

Narrative:

On December 29th, 2016, at about 5:42 a.m., deputies from the Ojai Police Department responded to a residence in Meiners Oaks, for a report of a heroin overdose.  Detectives from the Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Bureau, Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force and the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit responded to the scene and learned a 23 year old male had passed away as a result of a heroin use.  Detectives from the Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Bureau and the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit began an investigation into the victim's death.  In a coordinated effort, numerous interviews were conducted and arrests were made of individuals who were associated with the victim and / or involved in selling him drugs. 

 

Through these arrests, interviews and investigative leads, detectives determined the victim had obtained heroin with the aid of Clinton Erickson from Gregory Ledbetter.  Detectives wrote and served multiple search warrants.  After serving the search warrants, obtaining evidence and conducting additional interviews, Gregory Ledbetter was arrested for furnishing heroin to Clinton Erickson and involuntary manslaughter on March 3rd, 2017.  On March 7, 2017, Clinton Erickson was additionally arrested for furnishing heroin to the victim and involuntary manslaughter.

 

This investigation is ongoing and all individuals have future court dates pending.

Prepared by:

Detective Chip Cadman

 

News Release Date:

March 7th, 2017

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Chip Cadman

(805) 797-6424

greg.cadman@ventura.org

 

Detective Frances Saleh

(805) 797-6396

frances.saleh@ventura.org

 

Detective Sergeant Carlos Macias

(805) 701-8206

carlos.macias@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith