News Story


Simi Valley - Mother Arrested, Had Her Children Present During Narcotics Sales
8/22/2013 4:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Fontana Mother Arrested for Selling Fentanyl in Simi Valley

Report Number:



2300 block of Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley

Date & Time:

August 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit

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

City of Residence


(S) Adella Carrillo

(V) Female Juvenile

(V) Female Juvenile




27 years

7 months

7 years


On August 21, 2013, the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit arrested Adella Carrillo after she drove to Simi Valley to sell a Ventura County resident her Fentanyl prescription. Carrillo had her 7 month and 7 year old daughters in the car with her when she was arrested. The investigation revealed that Carrillo drove from Fontana to Simi Valley to sell Fentanyl patches she received with her Medi-Cal benefits. Carrillo was arrested for felony sales of Fentanyl, and child endangerment since she took her children with her to a drug deal. A drug endangered children investigation was conducted in coordination with Ventura County Children and Family Services. The children were released to that agency. An investigation involving Medi-Cal insurance fraud was also initiated.  Carrillo was booked into custody at the Main Jail in Ventura where she is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.


The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit is a task force comprised of members of law enforcement from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Simi Valley Police Department, and the District Attorney's Office Bureau of Investigation. The task force's main mission is combating the transfer of legal prescription medication to the illegal market.





Prepared by:

Sergeant Victor Fazio


Media Release Date:

August 22, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Victor Fazio

(805) 856 8793



Approved by:

Captain Chris Dunn