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    Oxnard: Overdose Investigation Leads To Fentanyl Sales Arrest

    Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

    DATE:                        May 28, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

    SUSPECTS:              Michael Hunter, 58 year old Oxnard resident

    LOCATION:               Edison Drive / McWane Boulevard

    During the month of March, 2021, the Oxnard Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), the South District Neighborhood Policing Team (NPT), and Homeless Liaison Officers (HLO’s) began an investigation regarding an increase in drug overdoses occurring in south Oxnard. During the month of May, Michael Hunter was identified as being involved in the sale of Fentanyl in the surrounding area. DEU Detectives developed enough evidence to obtain a search warrant for narcotics sales.

    On May 28, 2021, with the assistance of HLO’s and South District NPT Officers, a search warrant was served at Michael Hunter’s motorhome. During a search of the motorhome, detectives and NPT Officers located Fentanyl, Heroin, Psilocybin Mushrooms, US Currency, Ammunition, and further evidence of narcotics sales.   

    Michael Hunter was arrested for possession for sale of Fentanyl and being a felon in possession of ammunition, both felonies. Additionally, Hunter has a pending court case for a previous felony narcotic sales arrest by Oxnard Police Department.

    The Oxnard Police Department is committed to reducing narcotics related overdoses within Oxnard neighborhoods.  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:, 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: to submit a tip via text or email.


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