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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday March 1st, 2019 :: 01:25 p.m. PST


News Story- Narcotics Arrest

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest

Report Number: 19-31874

Location: 1500 Block Patricia Avenue, City of Simi Valley

Date & Time: 2/28/2019 @ 5:30 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:
Ventura County Sheriff’s East County Street Narcotics Team

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

Hector Garcia, Simi Valley


On February 28, 2019, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office East County Street Narcotics Team concluded a narcotics sales investigation into Hector Garcia of Simi Valley, who was involved in the sales of narcotics to residents of Ventura County. 
On February 28, 2019, Detectives contacted Garcia outside his residence in the 1500 Block of Patricia Avenue in Simi Valley.  Detectives detained Garcia pursuant to a signed search warrant.  The search warrant allowed the search of Garcia’s person, his vehicle and his residence.           
While detaining Garcia, Narcotics Detectives executed the search warrant at Garcia’s residence. Detectives determined Garcia rented a room within the apartment, which he shared with his eleven year old son.  Detectives contacted Garcia’s son inside the bedroom and searched the bedroom pursuant to the warrant.  In all, detectives seized 124 grams of cocaine and 98 grams of methamphetamine. Detectives also seized paraphernalia indicative of narcotics sales.  The narcotics seized were unsecured and accessible to Garcia’s son.  Illegal narcotics are extremely dangerous and exposure or ingestion by children can lead to serious injury or death.       
Based on the investigation, Detectives subsequently arrested Garcia for violation of Health and Safety Code sections 11378 and 11351-Possession for sale of controlled substances.  Additionally, Garcia was arrested for violation of Penal Code section 273a(a)-Child endangerment.         
Prepared by:
Detective Sergeant Eduardo Malagon
News Release Date: 3/1//2019
Media Follow-Up Contact:
Detective Robert Brady
[email protected]
 Approved by:  Captain Jeff Miller
Booking Photo Release: YES 

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Ventura, CA 93003

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