Incident: Narcotics Arrest
Location: 3100 block E. Main St.
Date/Time Occurred: 09-8-21 / 1340 Officer(s) Involved: Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit (SCU)
Suspect #1: Donald Adams 8/23/59 (Ventura Resident)
Suspect #2: Joseph Nichols 4/17/71 (Ventura Resident)
Suspect #3: Vincent Hernandez 1/18/88 (Ventura Resident)
Report #: 21-59681
Narrative: On September 8th, 2021, members of the Ventura Police Department SCU unit conducted a search warrant at the above address due to an investigation into narcotics sales. Detectives using investigative tools were able to identify a primary suspect as Donald Adams.
During the subsequent investigation, detectives recovered large quantities of methamphetamines, fentanyl, heroin, and evidence of narcotics sales in the motel room and vehicle.
As a result of the investigation, Donald Adams was arrested for transportation and possession for sale of controlled substances.
Joseph Nichols was arrested for possession for sale of controlled substances.
Vincent Hernandez was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and an out-of-county warrant.
A search of the Ventura County Superior Court shows that Donald Adams has prior arrests for numerous narcotics violations, including transportation and sales of narcotics, DUI, domestic violence, resisting arrest, and providing false information to a peace officer.
Joseph Nichols has prior arrests for numerous narcotics violations, including narcotic sales, DUI, forgery, and theft.
Vincent Hernandez has prior arrests for numerous narcotics violations, theft, vehicle theft, residential burglary, robbery, possession of burglary tools, resisting arrest, and providing false information to a peace officer