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Thousand Oaks | Overdose Death Leads to an Arrest

Thousand Oaks | Overdose Death Leads to an Arrest

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On March 17, 2020, patrol deputies were dispatched to a death investigation in the 2900 block of Calle Lacota in the City of Thousand Oaks. Sheriff’s Major Crimes Detectives also responded to the scene and determined the death appeared to be an overdose. The Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit has […]

Moorpark | Overdose Death Leads to an Arrest

Moorpark | Overdose Death Leads to an Arrest

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release On December 16th, 2019, patrol deputies were dispatched to a death investigation in the City of Moorpark. Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit detectives responded with the Moorpark Police Special Enforcement Detail to conduct the investigation, which appeared to be an overdose. The deceased victim had several pills at his home […]

Thousand Oaks | Heroin Overdose Death Investigation/Narcotics Arrest

Thousand Oaks | Heroin Overdose Death Investigation/Narcotics Arrest

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release  On May 27th, 2018, Thousand Oaks Patrol responded to a residence in Thousand Oaks reference a deceased person. The initial investigation determined this death was the result of a heroin overdose. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU) was called in to assist and eventually identified […]

Suspect Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter for Heroin Overdose Death

Suspect Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter for Heroin Overdose Death

On February 9, 2014, Ventura resident Michael Zermeno overdosed on heroin at his home in the 6200 block of Freemont Court. He never regained consciousness and died two days later in the hospital. An investigation revealed Zermeno purchased the heroin from Matthew Slough in the City of Ventura just prior to overdosing. Investigators from the […]