News Story


Camarillo Narcotics Arrest of School Teacher
5/30/2011 7:09:00 AM


Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest of a Schoolteacher

Location: Motel 6, 1641 East Daily Drive, Camarillo

Date & Time/ RB#: May 28, 2011 @ 1500 hours / RB# 2011-12057

Unit Responsible: Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail

(S)uspects City of Residence Age
Hindi, Ashraf Boulos Canyon Country 29

On May 28, 2011, the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail initiated an investigation into illegal drug transactions via the Internet. An investigator posing as a female seeking male companionship accessed and began interacting with 29-year-old Ashraf Boulos Hindi. In an apparent effort to further entice the adult 'female,' Hindi offered to transport cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol to a designated location in the city of Camarillo. As the communication progressed, Hindi identified himself as a schoolteacher employed by the William S. Hart School District in Santa Clarita.

Hindi eventually agreed to an encounter at the Motel 6 in Camarillo. Upon Hindi's arrival, personnel assigned to Special Enforcement Detail immediately detained him. Hindi was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana, and further investigation revealed the previously discussed cocaine was still hidden at Hindi's residence. A small quantity of cocaine was seized later that evening during a search of Hindi's residence in Canyon Country.

After interviewing Hindi and evaluating all of the evidence in this case, Hindi was arrested for 11352(a)H&S ' Transporting / Offering a Controlled Substance, 11350(a)H&S ' Possession of a Controlled Substance, and 11360(b)H&S ' Transporting / Furnishing Marijuana. Hindi was booked without incident at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility. His bail was set at $50,000. Additionally, Hindi's employment as a high school teacher was confirmed and the appropriate school officials were notified.

Media Release Prepared By: Sergeant John J. Gleason, Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail

Follow-up Contact: Sergeant John J. Gleason (805) 388-5100

Date of Release: May 29, 2011

Approved By: Captain De Los Santos

Ventura County Sheriff's Department
800 N Victoria Ave
San Buenaventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511