News Story


Thousand Oaks - Narcotics Arrest
11/15/2013 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Arrest

Report Number:



2600 block of Michael Drive, Newbury Park

Date & Time:

11/14/2013, 1600 hours

Unit Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit

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

City of Residence



Boynton, Joshua

Newbury Park





On 11/14/2013, Narcotic Detectives with the Ventura County Sheriff Office concluded a narcotics investigation of a Newbury Park resident who was selling marijuana to citizens in the East County cities of Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, and Simi Valley.  


Deputies from the Thousand Oaks Bicycle Detail detained Joshua Boynton near his Newbury Park residence while a team of Narcotic Detectives served a search warrant at the residence. In the residence, detectives discovered a small marijuana cultivation in the garage, ounces of dried marijuana, as well as evidence that Boynton was actively involved in the illegal sales of marijuana. Detectives also discovered evidence Boynton was involved in the manufacture of 'Honey Oil.' Honey oil is a common term used for the resinous substance obtained from marijuana by solvent extraction. This process poses a high risk of explosion during the extraction process. Numerous bindles of the Honey Oil were located within the residence. 


During the service of the search warrant, Boynton's two minor daughters were present and found to be living with Boynton at this residence. Because of the circumstances related to this investigation and the evidence located, detectives initiated a Drug Endangered Children investigation. Child Protective Services was contacted and responded to the residence to assist with the investigation into the children's welfare. At the conclusion of the investigation, the minor children were left in the custody of an adult family member.


Boynton was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Sheriff's East County Jail for possession of marijuana for sale, manufacturing concentrated cannabis and child endangerment. His bail was set at $50,000 with a pending court appearance of 11/18/2013, at 1:30pm.


Prepared by:

Sgt. Jose Rivera


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Jose Rivera, 805-797-6341,


Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith



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).