Oxnard | Child endangered at drug house

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

During the month of April, 2021, the Oxnard Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and the South District Neighborhood Policing Team (NPT) began an investigation into narcotics activity occurring at a residence located in the 4000 Block of Terrace Avenue. During the investigation, detectives received several complaints regarding multiple subjects coming and going from the residence. After completing the investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant in reference to the narcotics activity at the residence.  

On April 28, 2021, with the assistance of the Oxnard SWAT, Oxnard K9 Unit, and Ventura County Sherriff’s Office, DEU Detectives served a search warrant at the residence. During the service of the search warrant, multiple requests were made for the occupants to exit the residence. Officers observed occupants moving around in the residence, but refusing to exit. Officers attempted to make contact with the occupants for several minutes with no response. SWAT Officers utilized several Light and Sound Distraction Devices and quickly gained compliance from the occupants. In total, thirteen occupants exited the residence and were detained by SWAT Officers.   

DEU detectives responded to the residence after all of the subjects were detained to complete the investigation. During the investigation, the primary resident was identified as Steve Myers and the residence had multiple makeshift beds and sleeping areas. Myers also had his adult child and juvenile child living at the residence. Detectives conducted a search of the residence and located Methamphetamine and Fentanyl and further evidence of narcotics sales. Additionally, a semi-automatic rifle and ammunition was located unsecured on a bed. Drug paraphernalia was also located throughout the entire residence.

Steve Myers was arrested for maintaining a drug house, a felony, and child endangerment, a misdemeanor. Joemar Reano, Cecilia Calderon, and Lori Upton were arrested for misdemeanor warrants. James Beltran was arrested for a misdemeanor narcotics related charge. Children and Family Services was notified and assisted with relocating the juvenile to a safe environment.    

The Oxnard Police Department is committed to reducing drug overdoses 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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Joe C
Joe C
4 days ago

Mr. Myers won’t be making the cover of “Parenting Magazine” anytime soon…