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Narcotics Arrest

Narcotics Arrest

Incident: Narcotics Arrest Location: 7400 block Lemur St. Date/Time Occurred: 08-12-21 / 0750 Officer(s) Involved: Ventura Police Street Crime Unit (SCU) Suspect #1: Michael Nelson 1/6/80 (Ventura Resident) Suspect #2: Travis Harkey 10/28/83 (Ventura Resident) Suspect #3: Charlotte Bauer 9/7/88 (Ventura Resident) Report #: 21-52926 Narrative: On August 12th, 2021, members of the Ventura Police […]

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 […]

Woman suspect in Doctor Shopping for Oxycodone, Lorazepam and Hydrocodone

Woman suspect in Doctor Shopping for Oxycodone, Lorazepam and Hydrocodone

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release During November 2017, Detectives from the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit received a tip from an astute doctor in Ventura County about a female patient named 49 year old Calabasas resident, Jennifer Williams. The information received from this doctor indicated Williams was visiting numerous physicians throughout Southern California […]

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 […]