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    Narcotics Arrest | Camarillo

    Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest

    Report Number: 21-144375

    Location: 2300 Block Avenida San Antero, Camarillo CA

    Date & Time: 10/29/2021 @ 7:30 AM

    Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Patrol Deputies, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Street Team, Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit

    Suspects                          City of Residence    Age

    (S) Tanya Vujovich             Camarillo, CA             47

    (S) James Beltran              Camarillo, CA             53   

    (S) Keith Cook                   Ventura, CA                33

    (S) Leslie Russell              Ventura, CA                41

    (S) Brian Kruft                   Ventura, CA                27

    (S) Camille Callhan           Ventura, CA                31


    On 10/24/2021, detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Narcotics Street Team assisted deputies from the Camarillo Patrol station with a narcotics arrest which yielded a significant amount of methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl laced pills, and US currency. The preliminary investigation indicated Tanya Vujovich and James Beltran played a role in the crime.

    Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Street Team assumed the investigation. Investigators learned Tanya Vujovich resides in the 2300 Block of Avenida San Antero. A historical records check revealed, Tanya’s residence generated approximately 50 calls for service during the past several years, ranging from reports of suspicious subjects to reports of active narcotic activity and suspected drug overdoses. Based on this investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant for Vujovich’s person, vehicle, and her residence.

    On 10/31/2021, narcotics detectives along with investigators with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit served the search warrant at Vujovich’s residence. During the execution of the search warrant, detectives detained Vujovich and Beltran. Investigators also contacted and detained Keith Cook, Leslie Russell, Brian Kruft, and Camille Callahan. All subjects at the residence were evaluated and deemed to be under the influence of methamphetamine.

    During the search of the residence, detectives noted the residence was poorly kept. In addition, detectives seized methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Based on the unsanitary condition of the residence, the narcotics/paraphernalia seized during the search, coupled with the fact all subjects were found to be under the influence of narcotics, investigators determined Vujovich was utilizing her residence for the purpose of unlawfully using controlled substance, a violation of Health and Safety Code Section 11366. Beltran, Cook, Russell, Kruft and Callahan were subsequently arrested for various narcotics violations. All subjects were booked into the Ventura County Pre[1]Trial Detention Facility pending court proceedings.

    The Ventura County Sheriff’s Narcotics Street Team is responsible for targeting street level drug offenders which impact the quality of life of the residents of Ventura County. Information can be reported to Ventura County Crime Stoppers or the Sheriff’s Narcotics Office at 805-383-8700.

    Prepared by: Sergeant Odilon Malagon

    News Release Date: 11/03/2021

    Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Robert Rawston 805-383-8723

    Approved by: Captain Brian Slominski

    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) or at www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org

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