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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday December 5th, 2018 :: 08:00 p.m. PST


Narcotics Arrest

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest
Report Number: 18-185353
Location: 16000 Block of Silver Saddle Circle, Canyon Country
Date & Time: 11/30/2018 @ 2:10 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s East County Street Narcotics Team
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Austin Navarro
Canyon Country 28
On November 30, 2018, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office East County Street Narcotics Team concluded a narcotics sales investigation into Austin Navarro out of Canyon Country, who was involved in the sales of narcotics to residents of Ventura County. 
On November 30, 2018, Narcotics Detectives conducted a traffic stop of Navarro as he left his residence in Canyon Country.  Detectives searched Navarro’s vehicle pursuant to a signed search warrant and arrested him for narcotics related charges stemming from the investigation.     
Following Navarro’s arrest, Narcotics Detectives executed a search warrant at Navarro’s residence located in the 16000 block of Silver Saddle Circle in Canyon Country.  Detectives located approximately 48 grams of cocaine and 44 grams of “Molly” or MDMA which is also commonly referred to as ecstasy.  Molly is an illegal and dangerous “club drug” that is abused for its stimulant and hallucinogenic properties.  The use of Molly can lead to severe medical complications and even death.  Detectives located scales, packaging, money believed to be proceeds from narcotic sales, a loaded, unregistered firearm and a ballistic vest.    
Navarro was transported to Ventura County and was subsequently booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for narcotics and firearms related charges.  Navarro is currently awaiting court proceedings and his bail was set at $50,000.00.      
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Eduardo Malagon  
News Release Date: 12/05/2018  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Robert Brady
Approved by: Captain Robert Thomas  
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Ventura, CA 93009

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