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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday July 2nd, 2019 :: 12:09 p.m. PDT


Sheriff's Gang Unit Arrest

Nature of Incident: Firearm/Narcotics Arrest
Report Number: 19-99358
Location: 500 Block of South E Street, Oxnard, CA
Date & Time: June 29, 2019 2300 Hours
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Gang Unit
Oxnard Police K-9 Unit
Sheriff’s Special Crimes Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S1) Stephen Monson
(S2) Racheal Fernandez
(S3) Jacson Landaverde
On June 29th 2019, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit concluded a month long narcotic investigation into Stephen Monson, who was suspected of being involved in the sales of methamphetamine to residents in Ventura County.
Detectives contacted Monson and Racheal Fernandez near the 400 Block of Ventura Road, Oxnard. With the assistance of an Oxnard Police K-9 Unit and the Sheriff’s Special Crimes Unit, Detectives executed a signed search warrant on Monson, his vehicle and his residence, in the 500 Block of South E Street in the City of Oxnard. Detectives located Jacson Landaverde at the residence. Detectives seized approximately three pounds of methamphetamine, a small amount of heroin, digital scales, additional paraphernalia indicative of narcotic sales, ammunition, and a loaded firearm, as a result of the search warrant service.
Both Monson and Landaverde are documented gang-members and previously convicted felons. As a result of Monson and Landaverde’s previous criminal convictions they are prohibited from owning and/or possessing firearms and ammunition.
Monson was booked into at custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Main Jail facility for violations of HS 11378 – Possession for Sale of a Controlled Substance, PC 29800(a)(1)- Own/Possess/Control of a Firearm by a Felon, PC 30305(a)(1)- Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person, and 11350 HS-Possession of a Controlled Substance. Monson remains in custody with bail set at $75,000.
Landaverde was booked into custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Main Jail facility for violations of HS 11364- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and HS 11377 – Possession of Methamphetamine. Landaverde was later released on his own recognizance.
Fernandez was booked into custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Main Jail facility for violation of HS 11550- Under the influence of a controlled substance. Fernandez was later released on her own recognizance.
Prepared by: Senior Deputy Ernan Jauregui  
News Release Date: 07/02/19  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Victor Medina
Sheriff’s Gang Unit
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Brian Slominski
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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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