News Story

 

Narcotics Arrest
9/6/2017 2:30:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Arrest

Report Number:

17-111440

Location:

200 block of Trellis Place, Camarillo

Date & Time:

9/1/2017 - 2030 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff Narcotic Unit

Camarillo Police Department ' Special Enforcement Detail

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

City of Residence

 

Brown, Joseph Leffie

Camarillo

 

Narrative:

Narcotics detectives with the East County Street Team concluded an investigation of a Camarillo resident who was selling illegal narcotics to residents in Ventura County. On Friday, September 1st, detectives with the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail stopped and arrested Joseph Brown for being under the influence of drugs.

 

Narcotic Detectives served a search warrant at Brown's residence located on the 200 block of Trellis Place in Camarillo where they seized over 20 grams of suspected methamphetamine. The methamphetamine was packaged for sales. They also located a small amount of counterfeit money.

 

Brown was booked into the Ventura County Jail for possession for sale of a controlled substance, forgery, possession of a smoking device and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He is scheduled to appear in court on 9/6/2017, at 1:30 pm. His bail is set at $500,000.

 

This is the third arrest for Brown in less than one year involving the sales of narcotics. On October 12, 2016, Brown was arrested by narcotics detectives after they conducted an investigation into Brown selling narcotics. Brown was stopped and found in possession of methamphetamine and counterfeit money. During a search of Brown's house, detectives seized over 60 grams of methamphetamine, 16 grams of heroin, over 700 Xanax pills and more counterfeit money. Brown was booked into jail for two counts of possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession for sale of a designated controlled substance, forgery and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person.

 

A few weeks later, on November 9, 2016, Narcotic Detectives acted on information that Brown was once again selling drugs. Brown was stopped and found in possession of drugs. Detectives served a search warrant at Brown's house. Detectives located 119 grams of methamphetamine, and 32 grams of heroin. Brown was booked into the county jail for two counts of possession for sale of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, destroying or and concealing evidence.

 

Both of the prior cases have been filed with the Ventura County District Attorney's Office and are still pending the judicial process.

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Jose Rivera

 

News Release Date:

9/6/2017

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Jose Rivera, 805-797-6341, jose.rivera@ventura.org

 

Approved by:

Captain Robert Thomas