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Kern County man arrested in Oxnard for narcotics sales and suspected trafficking

OXNARD, Calif. – After a months-long investigation into narcotics trafficking at an Oxnard business, a 52-year-old Kern County man was arrested for several narcotics-related felony charges, according to the Oxnard Police Department.

During the lengthy investigation into the business, Aris Garage, Ventura County Money Laundering Task Force investigators identified the owner as being involved in narcotics trafficking at the business, said Sgt. Brandon Ordelheide.

Investigators identified was enough evidence to obtain a search warrant, he added.

Through a multi-jurisdictional search of the business, located on the 1200 block of Commercial Avenue in Oxnard, the owner was detained.

After the investigation was complete, investigators located over four pounds of methamphetamine, over a kilo of xanax, more than a pound of cocaine, a "large quantity of suspected" fentanyl pills, large amounts of money, and "further evidence of narcotics trafficking," according to Ordelheide.

The man was booked at the Ventura County Jail for several narcotics-related felonies with a bail set at $500,000.

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