OXNARD, Calif. -- Oxnard Police Department arrested a juvenile suspect for selling drugs and vape pens to underage kids in Oxnard on Thursday.
Oxnard police arrested a 17-year-old suspect for possession of narcotics for sale, sales of narcotics and possession of concentrate cannabis for sale.
Officers responded to the area of M Street and Glenwood Drive around 3:30 p.m. after a concerned father called to report a male juvenile was possibly selling narcotics to children.
The father called 911 after his 12-year-old son was approached by the suspect offering to sell him drugs.
The intersection is adjacent to Fremont Junior High School and at the time of the incident, students were being dismissed from school at the end of the school day.
Officers arrived on scene and they observed the suspect who matched the description. The suspect immediately fled from the officers on foot to a nearby alley.
The suspect discarded a backpack during the pursuit.
He was apprehended a short distance away and officers retrieved the backpack.
Officers performed a search of the backpack and found numerous vape pens, several Xanax pills and a large amount of cash inside.
Several of the vape pens contained concentrated amounts of marijuana and others were labeled as fruit flavored.
The juvenile suspect was currently on probation for narcotic offenses.
The 17-year-old suspect was lodged into the Ventura County Juvenile Hall.
To report suspicious activity in the Oxnard area, contact Oxnard Police Department at 805-385-7600 or report online here.