News Story

 

Oxnard - Narcotics Search Warrant - Social Media Clarification
1/19/2018 8:00:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Investigation ' Social Media Clarification

Report Number:

17-184158

Location:

4600 Block Saviers Road, Oxnard, California

Date & Time:

January 19, 2018 @ 7:20 am

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's West County Street Narcotics Team

Oxnard Police Department's Neighborhood Policing Team

California National Guard ' Counter Drug Task Force

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (A) Arrstee

City of Residence

Age

(S) Juan Nava

(A) Daniel Nava

(A) Rigoberto Ramirez

(A) Jose Morales

(A) Freddy Servin

Oxnard

Oxnard

Oxnard

Oxnard

Oxnard

60

24

37

49

37

Narrative:

OXNARD, Ca., On January 19, 2018, detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff's West County Narcotic's Team concluded a two-month-long narcotic investigation into Oxnard resident, Juan Nava, who was being investigated for the sales of methamphetamine to residents of Ventura County.

Detectives executed a signed narcotic search warrant for Nava's residence. Fifteen people, including three children, were found residing in the house and various sheds and outbuildings located on the property. These individuals were detained during the investigation and search of the residence.

The West County Street Team was assisted by the Oxnard Police Department's Neighborhood Policing Team and the California National Guard ' Counter Drug Task Force.

During the search of Nava's residence, Detectives located narcotics paraphernalia indicative of narcotics sales. Juan Nava was not located at the residence. However, three other individuals were arrested for various narcotic violations, including possession of methamphetamine. A fourth man, believed to be Nava's son, was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. All four

men were booked at the Ventura County Main Jail.

The West County Street Narcotics Team is comprised of narcotic detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, the Oxnard Police Department and the Port Hueneme Police Department. The California National Guard Counter Drug Unit is a partner agency with the Narcotic Task Force and assisted with the service of this search warrant.

Due to the high number of individuals residing on the property, coupled with the high safety concerns associated with a narcotic search warrant, the 15 residents were detained in front of the home. This was done so the investigating officers could safely search the residence as authorized by the search warrant.

Many people who witnessed the incident took to social media to speculate that an immigration raid was taking place and that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were involved.

This was incorrectly reported. ICE agents did not directly or indirectly participate in this investigation. This was solely a narcotic sales investigation in an effort to make the community a safer place.

Prepared by:

Sergeant Guy Moody

News Release Date:

January 19, 2018

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow

(805)947-8129

eric.buschow@ventura.org

Approved by:

Captain Robert Thomas

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