OXNARD, Calif. - Oxnard police arrested a man for the sale of fentanyl after conducting an investigation into drug overdoses occurring in south Oxnard.
Officers with the Drug Enforcement Unit, the South District Neighborhood Policing Team and Homeless Liaison Officers began the investigation in March after seeing an increase in overdoses this year. By May, police had identified one local man as being specifically involved with the sale of fentanyl in the area.
Drug enforcement detectives said they collected enough evidence to obtain a search warrant for the man regarding narcotics sales.
On Friday, detectives and officers served the search warrant at the 58-year-old man's motorhome at Edison Drive and McWane Boulevard.
During the search, police said they found fentanyl, heroin, psilocybin mushrooms, cash, ammunition and other evidence of narcotics sales.
The man was arrested at the scene for the possession for sale of fentanyl and being a felon in possession of ammunition.
The police department said the man also has a pending court case for a previous felony narcotic sales arrested by Oxnard police.
The Oxnard Police Department is committed to reducing narcotics related overdoses within Oxnard neighborhoods.
Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org