West County Street Team arrest two drug dealers in Oxnard

Narcotic investigators from the West County Street Team concluded their investigation into two separate locations in the city of Oxnard. Detectives had received complaints of narcotic activity in the neighborhoods were these homes were located.

On 4-16-15 Detectives contacted suspect 31 year old Vincent Lucero while driving his vehicle in the area of Rose Ave School. Detectives followed up the contact with a search warrant service at Lucero’s home in the 1800 Block of La Puerta. While walking up to the location, health detectives contacted a potential customer 50 year old Jose Vara, medical while he was standing at the front door. He was later arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. During the search of the residence, sick detectives located a pound of Methamphetamine, several pounds of marijuana, quarter pound of cocaine and cocaine base. They also located evidence of the manufacturing of the cocaine base and concentrated cannabis (honey oil). Also located were a reported stolen handgun and an undisclosed amount of cash. Child Protective Services were called to the scene.

Lucero was arrested for several felony charges and later booked at the Ventura County jail.

On 4-17-15, detectives contacted suspect 35 year old Norberto Esquivel after walking away from his residence in the 2100 Block of Paseo Isla. Detectives served a search warrant at his residence and located several different types of prescription narcotics and evidence of sales of these pills. He had over 400 pills in total and large amount cash.

Esquivel was arrested for possession of sales of controlled substance and later booked into Ventura county jail.

The West County Street Team is made up of Sheriff’s Office, Santa Paula Police Department, and the Oxnard Police Department narcotics detectives working cooperatively in the investigation of narcotics offenses occurring in the western portion of Ventura County.

The Oxnard Police Department continues to encourage residents to be partners in public safety as part of the Operation Safer and Stronger initiative. Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (805) 222-8477 and www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus

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