Sheriff's Narcotics Detectives Seize 10 Ounces of Methamphetamine, Arrest Oxnard Suspect
9/6/2013 6:50:00 PM
Nature of Incident:
900 Block Ilene St, Oxnard, Ca
Date & Time:
9/5/2013 1900 hours
Sheriff's Narcotics Bureau, West County Street Team
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
On September 5, 2013, Sheriff's Narcotics Investigators served a Search Warrant in the City of Oxnard. Ten ounces of methamphetamine was seized. During the investigation, two young children were found living in the residence. They were released to Youth and Family Services personnel.
Sheriff's Narcotics Investigators received information that methamphetamine was being sold from a residence in the 900 block of Ilene St, Oxnard. A Search Warrant was obtained and served in the evening hours of September 5, 2013. When detectives entered the residence, they encountered Jaime Caceres and two young children, ages 5 and 9. Caceres is the older brother of the children and is currently acting as their guardian.
The search of the residence revealed 10 ounces of crystal methamphetamine in Caceres' unlocked bedroom. Estimated street value of the methamphetamine is $22,800.00.
Detectives discovered that the two children were forced to live in filthy conditions. Piles of dirty clothing, rotting food, and animal feces littered the entire residence. Unsafe electrical wiring, dangerous weapons and other code violations were found throughout the house. Based on these circumstances and pursuant to the Drug Endangered Children Program, detectives notified the Ventura County Youth and Family Services. The children were ultimately released to the custody of this agency.
Caceres was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale and felony child endangering. He was booked into the Sheriff's Main Jail.