Oxnard | Post Release Offender Arrested for Firearm and Narcotics Violations

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On September 13, at approximately 10:34 p.m. officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit), and Oxnard K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation near the intersection of Channel Islands and “J” St.  The driver did not immediately yield and began driving southbound on “J” St.  As the vehicle continued southbound, the right front passenger was observed throwing an object out of the vehicle.  The driver continued driving and ultimately yielded near “J” St. and Redwood St.   Once the stop was made, an officer assisting on the stop immediately walked back to the area where the object was thrown and located a loaded semi automatic handgun. 

Officers contacted the right front passenger who was identified as Anthony Garcia, a Post Release Offender on supervised release for prior firearm and narcotics related convictions.  Garcia is a felon and prohibited from possessing firearms due to past criminal convictions.  Officers conducted a records check and learned that Garcia was wanted on a felony warrant for failing to report to his probation officer.  The driver of the vehicle, a 47 year old male, was also on probation with search terms for narcotics violations.  Officers searched the vehicle pursuant to the occupants’ terms and located over 300 grams of methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl.  Garcia was also in possession of over 2,000 dollars in cash.  Garcia was arrested for his felony warrant, possession of narcotics for sale, and several felony firearms violations.  The driver was released at the scene.

Anthony Garcia, 38-year-old Oxnard resident

The Oxnard Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit and K9 Unit is committed to reducing gang crimes and gun violence in the City of Oxnard through the strict enforcement of laws specifically targeting known, active gang members residing in the city.  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 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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