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Man arrested in Moorpark for suspected DUI with drugs and illegal firearm

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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Ampelio Duarte Carrillo, 20, of Moorpark
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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
The loaded unregistered handgun found inside of Duarte Carillo's car.

MOORPARK, Calif. - A Moorpark Patrol Deputy performed a traffic enforcement stop on multiple vehicles for blocking an intersection around 3:15 p.m. on Friday. The intersection was at the 500 block of Moorpark Avenue.

Deputies said one of the vehicles was driven by Ampelio Duarte Carillo, 20, who identified himself with only a Mexican passport. It was later determined that Duarte Carrillo's driver's license was suspended for a prior DUI arrest.

The deputy who stopped Duarte Carrillo reported that he was showing signs of being under the influence of drugs during their interaction.

A DUI investigation was conducted and resulted in Duarte Carrillo's arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of meth as well as driving on a suspended license for DUI.

During a search of Duarte Carillo's car, deputies found meth, several small baggies for packaging drugs, a functional scale, a fraudulent Resident Alien Card, a fraudulent Social Security Card and a loaded unregistered handgun.

Duarte Carillo was booked at the Ventura County Jail on several charges related to the sale of drugs, unlawful possession of a firearm and driving under the influence of drugs. His bail is set at $250,000.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office said Duarte Carillo's car was impounded. His court date is pending.

Crime / Ventura County

Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.