News Story


Simi Valley - Task Force Arrests Man for Selling Illegal Drugs in Ventura County
1/8/2014 4:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit Arrests Los Angeles Man for Dealing Multiple Drugs in Ventura County


Report Number:



Simi Valley


January 8, 2014

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit

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

City of Residence


(S) William Golden




The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit completed a one month long investigation into the sales of multiple pharmaceutical and illicit drugs in Eastern Ventura County with the arrest of William Golden. Investigators learned that Golden was dealing several different drugs to residents of Eastern Ventura County. He was observed on multiple locations dealing drugs in Simi Valley. The investigation revealed that the majority of his customers were teenagers and young adults.


Golden was arrested on January 8, 2014, in the 19800 block of Rinaldi Street in Porter Ranch. A search of his vehicle revealed hundreds of dosage units of Methadone, Vicodin, Xanax, Marijuana, Ketamine, LSD, Psilocybin Mushrooms, Ecstasy, and Cocaine possessed for sale. A follow-up search warrant at his residence in the 10700 block of Tinker Ave in Sunland-Tujunga revealed more of the same drugs possessed for sale. Several thousand dollars of drug sales profits were also seized in the investigation.


Golden was booked into custody at the Ventura County Main Jail where he is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail. His court date is pending.   


The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit is comprised of members of law enforcement from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Simi Valley Police Department, and the Ventura County District Attorney's Office Bureau of Investigation.  The main mission of the unit is to stem the flow of prescription medication to the illegal market.  A secondary, and related, mission is identifying and stopping new trends of non-traditional drug sales that target teenagers and young adults in Ventura County.


Prepared by:

Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant Victor Fazio


Media Release Date:

January 9, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Victor Fazio

(805) 856-8793


Approved by:

Ventura County Sheriff's Captain Curt Rothschiller