News Story


Narcotics Arrest / Firearms Seizure
6/16/2017 3:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Arrest / Firearms Seizure

Report Number:

17-36993 - 17-84043


14200 Block of Berg Street, Sylmar

Date & Time:

06/09/2017 @ 1030 Hrs.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's West County Street Narcotics Team


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

City of Residence


John Silva





On 06/09/2017, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff's West County Street Narcotics Team concluded a four month narcotic investigation into the methamphetamine trafficking activities of John Silva. On 6/09/17 at approximately 1030 hrs, a traffic stop was conducted on Silva's vehicle as he was driving in the city of Fillmore. Silva was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended driver's license. A search of his vehicle revealed approximately two pounds of methamphetamine and a sum of US Currency. Later that day, the West County Street Team assisted by detectives from the Sheriff's Special Crimes Unit, executed a search warrant at Silva's residence in Sylmar.  More narcotics, two firearms and evidence of methamphetamine sales were located.


Silva was booked at the Ventura County Main Jail on narcotic and weapons violations. He posted bail of $50,000 and is currently awaiting arraignment on his current charges.


The West County Street Narcotics Team is comprised of narcotic detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office and the Oxnard Police Department.


Prepared by:

Sergeant Guy Moody


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Craig Hennes,, 805-383-8735



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).