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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday September 19th, 2019 :: 12:18 p.m. PDT


News Story - Narcotics Arrest

Nature of Incident: Narcotics and Illegal Weapons Arrest

Report Number: 19-120324

Location: 600 Block of Thompson Blvd. Ventura, CA 93001

Date & Time: 09/18/19 1000 hours

Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Bomb Squad, Sheriff’s Headquarters Patrol, Main Jail Classification Unit, Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail and the Sheriff’s Gang Unit

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(S) Adam Neary Ventura 42


On 09/18/19, the Sheriff’s Gang Unit concluded a two month investigation into the illegal firearm possession of Ventura resident, Adam Neary. The Sheriff’s Gang Unit served a search warrant at Neary’s residence in the 600 block of Thompson Blvd. in the City of Ventura. Deputies from the Headquarters Patrol Station, Main Jail Classification Unit and Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail assisted with the execution of the warrant.

During the warrant service, deputies discovered paraphernalia associated with explosive device manufacturing. The Sheriff’s Bomb Squad responded to the residence and recovered the items after deeming the location safe.

Several illegal firearms and a large quantity of ammunition were seized at the residence. Amongst those weapons was an AK-47 assault rifle, multiple sawed off short barrel shotguns and an illegal firearm silencer. There was also a large quantity of methamphetamine and nonprescribed opioid medication seized at the residence.

Neary was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Main Jail for firearm and narcotic related offenses. His bail was set at $500,000. Neary’s next scheduled court appearance is set for September 20th 2019.

Anyone with further information regarding this investigation and/or any illegal firearm possession information is encouraged to contact the Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit at 805-654-2856.

Prepared by: Detective Tyler Ebell

News Release Date: 09/19/19

Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Sergeant Victor Medina


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Approved by: Captain Todd Inglis

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).

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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