News Story


Narcotics Trafficking Organization / Arrest
5/31/2017 10:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Trafficking Organization / Arrest

Report Number:



100 Block of East Ramona Street Ventura

Date & Time:

May 26, 2017  1:00 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Oxnard Police Department, National Guard ' Counter Drug Task Force


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

City of Residence


Gomez, Hugo Martinez





Over the past several months, the Sheriff's Office Special Crimes Unit has been investigating a drug trafficking organization working in Ventura County.  The investigation has led to numerous arrests as well as narcotic and firearm seizures.   On May 26, 2017, the Ventura County Sheriff's West County Street Narcotic Street Team concluded an investigation with the arrest of Hugo Martinez Gomez who was identified as cocaine source for this drug trafficking organization.


In early 2017, detectives received information narcotics were being sold from the Santa Paula Auto Center at 1055 E. Main Street in Santa Paula.  An investigation began and it was determined the owner of the business and his close business associates were organizing shipments of methamphetamine and cocaine to the business.  The investigation revealed Gomez was a cocaine supplier and was solicited by the business owner to supply cocaine. 


On May 26, 2017, Investigators executed a search warrant at a residence in the 100 Block of East Ramona Street, in the city of Ventura.  During the search of the residence approximately 2 ounces of cocaine and methamphetamine, as well as U.S. currency, scales and packaging were located.  Gomez was arrested a short time later in the 100 Block of Ojai Drive, in the city of Oak View.


Gomez was arrested for possessing narcotics for sale and offering to sell narcotics. Gomez is currently in custody with bail set at $50,000.00.    


Prepared by:

Det. Sergeant Guy Moody  - Ventura County Sheriff's Office


Media Release Date:

May 31, 2017


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Eduardo Malagon  805-383-8752


Approved by:

Captain Robert Thomas



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).