News Story


Thousand Oaks Deputies Arrest Suspect for Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Police Baton
9/5/2013 1:05:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Arrest

Report Number:



2300 Block of Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA.

Date & Time:

September 4, 2013, 2:45 PM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department ' Special Enforcement Unit

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

City of Residence



(S) Herring, James

Thousand Oaks





On September 4, 2013, at approximately 2:45 PM, detectives assigned to the City of Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit were driving a marked patrol unit when they observed James Herring driving in the 2300 Block of Borchard Road.  The detectives had prior knowledge that Herring was a convicted felon and had a felony warrant for his arrest.  The detectives initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and arrested Herring for the warrant. 


During a probation search of Herring's person and vehicle, detectives located over an ounce of methamphetamine, a small amount of heroin, and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia that indicated Herring was not only using the drugs but also selling them.  In addition to the drugs and paraphernalia, a police style baton was also located in Herring's vehicle.  The investigation revealed that Herring was selling large quantities of methamphetamine in the City of Thousand Oaks. 


Herring was ultimately arrested for 11350 H&S ' Possession of a controlled substance, 11378 H&S ' Possession for sale, 11379(a) H&S ' Transportation of a controlled substance, 11364 H&S ' Possession of Injection/ingestion device, 11364.1 H&S ' Possession of a smoking device, 11550(a) H&S ' Under the influence of a controlled substance, 22210 PC  - Possession of a billy club, and 3454(c) PC ' Violation of probation warrant.  


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 these types of crimes.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).



Prepared by:

Sgt. Dan Hawes


Media Release Date:

September 5, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Douglas Gokovich




Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann