Drug Bust in Ventura

(S) Linda Thompson, Ventura, 57 years old

Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release

On April 17th 2019, detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU) assisted by the Ventura Police Department concluded a three month narcotic investigation into Linda Thompson, who was involved in the sales of suspected methamphetamine to residents of Ventura County. 

Detectives located and detained Thompson near her residence and served a signed search warrant on her person, vehicle and at her residence. During this investigation detectives were able to seize approximately 1 pound of suspected methamphetamine, five loaded syringes full of suspected heroin, miscellaneous prescription medications and a large sum of U.S. currency deemed to be the proceeds from illegal narcotics transactions. 

Thompson was booked into custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Main Jail facility for 11378 H&S – possession for sale of a controlled substance. Thompson was released after posting$50,000 bail. Thompson’s arraignment court date is scheduled for May 3rd, 2019. 

The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit is a task force made up of members from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Thousand Oaks Police Department, the Simi Valley Police Department, and the Ventura Police Department. The primary mission of the task force is combatting the transfer of legal prescription medication to the illegal market. In addition, the task force works to identify and stop new trends of abuse among the younger population and investigates overdoses due to both prescription medication and illicit drug use.

The public may also anonymously use the email pharm.tip@ventura.org to report pharmaceutical related crimes involving prescription medications.

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