News Story

 

Non-Fatal Overdose Investigation Leads to an Arrest
8/2/2017 4:00:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Non-Fatal overdose investigation leads to an arrest

Report Number:

17-109234

Location:

Unincorporated area of Ojai known as Oak View 

Date & Time:

July 23rd, 2017

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU)

Ventura Police Department

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

City of Residence

 

(S) Nancy Mansell

 

Ventura

 

 

Narrative:

 

On July 23rd 2017, the Ojai patrol station was dispatched to a non-fatal overdose in the unincorporated area of Ojai known as Oak View.  The overdose victim in this case was transported to Ojai Hospital for further treatment and evaluation and is expected to survive. 

 

A thorough investigation was initiated by the patrol deputy and the PCU was called to assist.  The investigation was able to identify the suspect who provided the heroin to the overdose victim as Nancy Mansell. 

 

On July 26th 2017, Mansell was located and contacted in the city of Ventura by a Ventura Police Department patrol officer.  Mansell was arrested for 11352(a) H&S ' sales of a controlled substance.  Mansell was interviewed and booked into custody at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility. 

 

On July 28th 2017, The District Attorney's Office elected to file one count of 11352(a) H&S against Mansell.  Mansell was arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on her current charge and her bail was set at 150,000.00. 

 

The public may contact investigators from the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit at (805) 383-8700 or pharm.tip@ventura.org with additional information about this case, or any other information related to narcotics.

  

The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit is a task force made up of members from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Thousand Oaks Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, the Ventura Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Health Quality Investigation Unit of the California Division of Investigation, and the California Department of Health Care Services. The primary mission of the task force is combatting the transfer of legal prescription medication to the illegal market. In addition, the task force works to identify and stop new trends of abuse among the younger population and investigates overdoses due to both prescription medication and illicit drug use. 

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Matthew Young

 

 

News Release Date:

August 2, 2017

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Matthew Winter

(805) 797-6401

Matt.winter@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Robert Thomas