News Story

 

Pharmaceutical Crimes Narcotics/Firearms Arrest
5/3/2017 5:49:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Narcotics / Firearms Arrest

Report Number:

17-56698

Locations:

9900 block of Jordan Avenue, Chatsworth

2200 Block of Lull Street, Canoga Park

Date & Time:

04/20/2017 @ 1635

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit

Ventura County Sheriff's East County Street Narcotics Unit

Ventura County Sheriff's Interdiction Unit

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

City of Residence

Age

Martin Arago

Canoga Park / Chatsworth

38

Narrative:

On 04/20/2017, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff's Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit assisted by the Ventura County Sheriff's East County Street Narcotics Unit and the Sheriff's Interdiction Team concluded a one month narcotic investigation into Martin Arago, who was involved in the sales of Cocaine to residents of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

Detectives detained Arago in Simi Valley, before executing a signed search warrant at his two residences. A search of Arago's person and residences by detectives led to the seizure of approximately 2 ounces of cocaine, a large sum of U.S. currency deemed to be proceeds of narcotic sales, and paraphernalia indicative of illegal narcotic sales. In addition, 2 loaded firearms and ammunition were seized from Arago's residences. Arago is a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning or possessing any type of firearm.

Arago was booked at the Ventura County Main Jail on numerous narcotics and weapons violations. His bail was set at $200,000. Arago is currently in custody with an Early Disposition Conference hearing scheduled for 05/03/17.

Prepared by:

Detective DeBlauw 805-384-4762

News Release Date:

05/03/2017