Oxnard | 17 Year Old Arrested for Selling Narcotics and Vape Pens near Local School

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On November 14, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to the area of ‘M’ Street and Glenwood Drive in reference to a report of a male juvenile possibly selling narcotics to children.  This intersection is adjacent to Fremont Junior High School and at the time of this incident, children were being dismissed from the school at the end of the school day.  The caller, a concerned father, called 911 after the suspect approached his 12 year old son and offered to sell him drugs.

When officers arrived at the scene, they observed the suspect who matched the description and he immediately fled from the officers on foot into a nearby alley.  The suspect discarded a backpack as he was running but was apprehended a short distance away.  Officers retrieved the backpack and upon searching it, located numerous vape pens, several Xanax pills and a large amount of cash inside.  Several of the vape pens contained concentrated amounts of marijuana and others were labeled as fruit flavored.

The 17 year old suspect, who is currently on probation for narcotics offenses, was arrested and charged with several felonious offenses including possession of narcotics for sale, sales of narcotics and possession of concentrated cannabis for sale.  The suspect was lodged into the Ventura County Juvenile Hall. 

This investigation and arrest was a direct result of the father and son reporting suspicious activity near the school.  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.  You can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.

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