Oxnard | Narcotics Sales Arrest

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On October 21, 2020, Detectives from the Oxnard Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) completed a narcotics investigation regarding Douglas Schmachtenberger, 36 year old Los Angeles resident, transporting and distributing Heroin in the City of Oxnard. Detectives contacted Schmachtenberger in a business parking lot located in the 2200 block of North Rose Avenue. During the investigation, detectives located a large quantity of Heroin, a scale, packaging material, and US Currency consistent with street sales of narcotics. The amount of Heroin located in Schmachtenberger’s possession could have caused over 2,000 potentially fatal overdoses.  Schmachtenberger was charged with possession for sale of Heroin and transportation of Heroin, both felonies. He was booked into Ventura County Jail with a bail request of $350,000.     

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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