Oxnard | Narcotic Sales / Possession of a Loaded Firearm arrest

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release 

The Oxnard Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) was conducting a surveillance in a business parking lot located in the 2300 block of North Rose Avenue when detectives observed narcotics activity occurring in a vehicle. Detectives developed probable cause to conduct an enforcement stop. With the assistance of Oxnard Patrol Officers, an enforcement stop was conducted on the vehicle and the occupants were contacted.

During the investigation, Officers contacted the driver, Scott Bowen, and two passengers, Javier Tamayo and Michelle Bennett. Tamayo was found to have an outstanding felony warrant for possession of a loaded firearm. As Tamayo was being taken out of the vehicle, he was found to have a loaded semi-automatic “ghost” gun. During a further search, Tamayo was found in possession of Fentanyl. Michelle Bennett had an active misdemeanor warrant for her arrest. During a search incident to her arrest, she was found in possession of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine for sale.

Javier Tamayo was arrested for his felony warrant, several felony firearms violations, and possession of Fentanyl. Michelle Bennett was arrested for her misdemeanor warrant and felony possession for sale of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine. Scott Bowen was arrested for transportation of Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, and Psilocybin for sale, all felonies.

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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