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Narcotics Arrest | Camarillo

Narcotics Arrest | Camarillo

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest Report Number: 21-144375 Location: 2300 Block Avenida San Antero, Camarillo CA Date & Time: 10/29/2021 @ 7:30 AM Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Patrol Deputies, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Street Team, Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit Suspects                          City of Residence    Age (S) Tanya Vujovich             Camarillo, […]

Narcotics Arrest Related To Fatal Overdose Investigation

Narcotics Arrest Related To Fatal Overdose Investigation

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest Related to Fatal Overdose Investigation Report Number: 21-123534 Location: 20000 Block of Ventura Blvd. – Woodland Hills, CA Date & Time: October 5, 2021 1750 Hours Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU)                               […]

Oxnard, CA | Narcotics Arrest

Oxnard, CA | Narcotics Arrest

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest Report Number: 21- 123560 Location: 4500 block of South F Street – Oxnard, CA Date & Time: September 17, 2021 1530 Hours Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU), Ventura County Narcotics Street Team Suspects,        City of Residence:      Age  Angel Flores      […]

Medical Examiner’s Report on Overdoses in the County

Medical Examiner’s Report on Overdoses in the County

1,651 deaths were reported to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office during calendar year 2019. Jurisdiction was accepted for 826 of these deaths, requiring further investigation and certification. Postmortem examinations were performed on 585 cases. Of the cases investigated, 149 deaths were due to medications, alcohol and or illicit drugs. Of the 149 deaths, 128 […]

Ventura County | Increase in Overdoses attributed to Counterfeit Pills

Ventura County | Increase in Overdoses attributed to Counterfeit Pills

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release During the last quarter of 2019, the Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit saw an increase in overdoses throughout Ventura County that were attributed to counterfeit pressed pills.  The majority of the cases involved counterfeit Oxycodone and Alprazolam (Xanax) pills.  These counterfeit pills are generally mass produced in Mexico and then […]

When the Lion Kills Your Child

When the Lion Kills Your Child

By Louis M. Profeta MD   Two days in a row, I straightened the sheets so they would look perhaps not quite as dead as they were.   My own child about the same age at the time sat in a room on the cancer ward of Sloan Kettering hospital in New York being treated for […]