News Story


Thousand Oaks - Narcotics Arrest
4/5/2013 3:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Arrest

Report Number:



Westlake Blvd and Townsgate Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA

Date & Time:

4/4/2013, 4:45 P.M.

Unit Responsible:

Sheriff's Narcotics Unit

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

City of Residence


McNeal, James

Van Nuys, CA



On 4/4/2013, Detectives with the Ventura County Sheriff's and Simi Valley Police Narcotics Units concluded a narcotics investigation of James McNeal, a resident of Van Nuys, Ca. McNeal has been the focus of an ongoing investigation related to the sales of methamphetamine in the counties of Ventura and Los Angeles.


Today, detectives detained McNeal while in Ventura County. During a search of his vehicle, detectives located over an ounce of methamphetamine. Detectives served a search warrant at McNeal's residence in Van Nuys and found two additional ounces of methamphetamine and evidence that McNeal was actively involved in the sales of methamphetamine.  


McNeal was arrested for possession for sales of a controlled substance. He was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura pending arraignment or the posting of bail. McNeal is scheduled to appear in court on 4/8/2013. His bail is set at $50,000.00



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).


Prepared by:

Sergeant Jose Rivera

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Jose Rivera, 805-388-8700, Jose.Rivera@Ventura.Org

Approved by:

Captain J. Hernandez