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    Overdose Investigation Leads To Narcotics Sales Arrest

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    Image of cash, drugs, scales seized by Oxnard Police during drug overdose investigation.
    Photo Credit: Oxnard Police

    On February 16, 2022, Oxnard Patrol Officers responded to an overdose investigation at an apartment located in the 1800 block of South Victoria Avenue. Officers located a 35-year-old female victim overdosing on Fentanyl. The Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) was notified and began an investigation. During the investigation, DEU detectives identified Jason McGarrah as being involved in the sale of Fentanyl. In 2020, DEU detectives arrested Mcgarrah for narcotics sales. Mcgarrah is currently on two separate felony probations for narcotics sales. During the investigation, DEU detectives developed enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for Mcgarrah’s residence.

    On February 25, 2022, DEU detectives served a search warrant at the residence. Jason Mcgarrah and three other subjects were contacted inside of the residence while they were using Fentanyl. During a search of the residence, detectives located several bags of fentanyl packaged for sale, methamphetamine, US Currency, and further evidence of narcotics sales. Additionally, Detectives observed that the residence was being used as a drug house.

    Jason Mcgarrah was arrested for possession of narcotics for sale, a felony, and maintaining a drug house, a felony. He was booked into the Ventura County Jail with a bail request of $500,000.

    Christopher Savage was found in possession of fentanyl for sale, a felony, and arrested for both narcotics sales and an outstanding warrant. Savage is currently out on bail for a previous narcotics sales case in 2020. He was booked into Ventura County Jail with a bail request of $500,000.

    Vanessa Campaner was arrested for an outstanding warrant and booked into Ventura County Jail.

    The Oxnard Police Department is committed to reducing narcotics related crimes in the City of Oxnard.  Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website:  www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on “Report Suspicious Activity.”  You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers. at (800)222-8477.  You can also visit their website: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.


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