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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday March 28th, 2019 :: 04:24 p.m. PDT


Narcotics arrest

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest
Report Number: 19-46716
Location: 200 Block of Beckwith Road, City of Santa Paula
Date & Time: 3/27/2019 @ 7:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit
Headquarters Patrol Station
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Daniel Fernandez
Santa Paula
On March 27, 2019, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit concluded a narcotics sales investigation into Daniel Fernandez of Santa Paula who was involved in the sales of narcotics to residents of Ventura County.        
On March 27, 2019, Narcotics Detectives and a patrol deputy from the Headquarters Station contacted Fernandez as he exited the 126 freeway at Wells Road in the City of Ventura.  Detectives detained Fernandez and searched his person and vehicle pursuant to a signed search warrant.  Fernandez was found in possession of cocaine and a digital scale.  Fernandez was arrested and transported to the Headquarters Station for processing. 
Following Fernandez’ arrest, Narcotics Detectives served a search warrant at his residence located in the 200 Block of Beckwith Road in Santa Paula. Detectives found additional cocaine, other narcotics, and paraphernalia indicative of narcotic sales.  In all, detectives seized 104 grams of cocaine, 20 grams of “Molly” or a variation of MDMA, 281 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, a significant quantity of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), over 1500 Alprazolam/Hydrocodone pills and money believed to be derived from drug sales.
LSD and Molly are illegally obtained synthetic hallucinogenic drugs.  LSD and Molly are illegal and dangerous “club drugs” that are abused for their stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. Psilocybin or “Magic Mushrooms” are dried or fresh hallucinogenic mushrooms.  The compounds found in these mushrooms are a similar structure to lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and are abused for their hallucinogenic and euphoric effects.
Molly, LSD and psilocybin mushrooms are extremely dangerous and their use can lead to severe medical complications and even death.  Alprazolam and Hydrocodone are illegal to possess without the proper prescriptions from a medical professional and they are highly abused prescription medications. 
Fernandez was subsequently booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for narcotics sales related charges.   
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Eduardo Malagon  
News Release Date: 3/28/2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Robert Brady
[email protected]
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Captain Bill Schierman
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