News Story


Poisoning / Narcotic Arrest
4/15/2017 10:00:00 AM



Nature of Incident:

Poisoning ' Narcotic Arrest

Report Number:



400 block of N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

04/12/2017 @ 1040 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit

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

City of Residence


(S) Che, Duong

(V) Adult Female


Thousand Oaks





On March 12, 2017, the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a call of a possible poisoning.  After meeting with the victim, the responding deputy learned  the victim was working at a restaurant on the 400 block of Moorpark Road in the city of Thousand Oaks.  During the course of her shift, she was offered a portion of a chocolate bar by a co-worker, identified as Duong Che.  Unknown to the victim, the chocolate bar was a cannabis edible with a dosage of THC.  After ingesting the edible, the victim began to experience shortness of breath, confusion, disorientation and unable to continue working because of the effects.  The victim had to be transported by a family member from the location and later to a medical facility for treatment. 


Detectives with the Sheriff's East County Narcotics Street Team were contacted regarding this investigation.  Based on the circumstances, it was determined that Che knowingly provided the victim an edible without the victim's knowledge that it contained the THC, in violation of California Penal Code 347(a)(1)/ Poisoning.  


Detectives conducted an investigation and obtained a search warrant for Che, his vehicle and residence. 


On April 12, 2017, narcotic detectives contacted Che as he arrived to work at the restaurant in Thousand Oaks.  During the search of Che's vehicle, a canabbis chocolate bar edible was located.  This type of cannabis edible was the same type of chocolate bar given to the victim.  In addition to the cannabis edible, Che was in possession of a (70) ecstasy pills and over $600.00 in currency.  Based on the amount of ecstasy and currency in his possession, Che was arrested for possession for sales of a controlled substance.   


Detectives, with the assistance of the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit, executed a search warrant at Che's residence located in the city of Rosemead, CA.  Over $4300.00 in currency was located inside the residence, deemed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales. 


Che was booked at the Ventura County Sheriff's Office East County Jail for 347(a)(1) PC and 11378 H&S.  His bail is set at $70,000.  Che posted bail and is scheduled to appear in court on 04/27/2017, at 8:15 AM.



Prepared by:

Senior Deputy Ehren Nehira


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Jaimie Gomez,, 805-797-6333


Approved by:

Captain Robert Thomas