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Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit Arrests 3 Suspects for Selling Oxycodone
7/18/2013 4:35:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

3 Arrested for Oxycodone sales

Report Number:



Simi Valley, CA

Date & Time:

July 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit

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

City of Residence

(S) William Payne

(S) Ivan Sauer

(S) Gary Thompson


Simi Valley

Simi Valley

Simi Valley


On July 17, 2013, the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit completed a two week investigation into three Simi Valley residents selling Oxycodone. William Payne, Ivan Sauer, and Gary Thompson were arrested for conspiracy to sell Oxycodone after detectives obtained information the three were actively involved in selling the drug. Search warrants were served at Payne and Sauer's residence in the 5300 block of Willow Oak Street in Simi Valley and Thompson's residence in the 700 block of Chantry Circle in Simi Valley. Evidence related to the sales was recovered at the residences, as well as a shotgun, rifle, apparent steroids and human growth hormone.


The Ventura County Sheriff's East County Narcotics team and Simi Valley Police Department's Narcotics Unit also assisted in the investigation. 


All three individuals were booked into the Ventura County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.


Prepared by:

Sergeant Victor Fazio


Media Release Date:

July 18, 2013


Approved by:                          


Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Curt Rothschiller


Victor Fazio