News Story


Thousand Oaks - Teen Arrested for Sales of Narcotics
9/20/2013 5:50:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Arrest


Report Number:




500 block of Laurie Lane, Thousand Oaks


Date & Time:

9/19/2013, 1500 hours


Unit Responsible:

Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit


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

City of Residence


Male Juvenile

Thousand Oaks



On 9/19/2013, Detectives with the Ventura County Sheriff Office and Simi Valley Police Department concluded a joint narcotic investigation of a 17-year-old Thousand Oaks resident who was suspected of selling illegal drugs.


Detectives attempted to detain the juvenile in the area of Laurie Lane and Brazil Street when the juvenile fled from detectives. Detectives and Thousand Oaks Police units quickly set up a perimeter around an apartment complex where the juvenile was last seen. A search was conducted utilizing a K9 and after a short period of time the juvenile was located hiding a short distance away. The juvenile attempted to flee again but deputies quickly apprehended him. Detectives conducted a search of the apartment complex where the juvenile was seen running and located an ounce of 'MDMA' (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) that the juvenile had discarded. This is a drug commonly known on the street as 'Ecstacy' or 'Molly.'  


Detectives also searched the juvenile's residence and located several grams of MDMA, over 49 grams of marijuana, and evidence the juvenile was actively involved in the sales of illegal drugs. Several thousand dollars were found at the residence and seized after detectives determined they were proceeds from drug sales.


The juvenile was arrested for Possession for Sales of a Contolled Substance, Sales of a Controlled Substance, Possession for Sales of Marijuana, Resisting Arrest, and Providing False Information to a Peace Officer. The juvenile was lodged at the Juvenile Justice Center pending a court hearing or his release by the center.


Prepared by:

Sgt. Jose Rivera

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Jose Rivera (805) 797-6341 Jose.Rivera@Ventura.Org

Approved by:

Captain Curt Rothschiller


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).