News Story


Granada Hills - Heroin Dealer Arrested With Guns and Drugs
2/20/2014 4:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Arrest

Report Number:



White Oak Avenue and Devonshire Street, Northridge

17000 Block of Kingsbury Street, Granada Hills


Date & Time:

2/19/2014 @ 1630 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit

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

City of Residence


Chavarria, Wilfredo

Granada Hills, Ca



Detectives with the Simi Valley Police Department and Ventura County Sheriff's Office concluded an investigation into a heroin delivery service with the arrest of 29 year old Granada Hills resident, Wilfredo Chavarria.


Detectives learned Chavarria was operating the service and often used subjects commonly referred to as 'Runners' to meet and deliver heroin to Los Angeles and East Ventura County customers. During the course of the investigation, detectives observed Chavarria meet and deal heroin to numerous customers.


On 2/19/2014, detectives detained and arrested Chavarria after he left his residence. Detectives served a search warrant at Chavarria's residence located on the 17000 block of Kingsbury Street, Granada Hills. Detectives seized a quarter pound of heroin, two rifles, and two handguns. One of the rifles was an AK 47 assault rifle which had a large capacity magazine attached to it. Additionally, detectives seized over $18,000.00 in currency which was deemed to be from drug proceeds. There was also evidence Chavarria was actively involved in the sales of drugs. 


Chavarria was arrested for two counts of sale/ transport/ offer to sell a controlled substance, one count of possession for sale of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, possession of a large capacity magazine, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of an assault weapon, and possession of ammunition by a felon.


Chavarria was booked into the Ventura County Sheriff's East County Jail pending the posting of bail set at $500,000.00. He scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on 2/21/2014, at 1:30 PM.


Prepared by:

Sgt. Jose Rivera


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Jose Rivera (805) 797-6341


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).