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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday April 17th, 2019 :: 06:54 p.m. PDT


News Story - Narcotics Arrest

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest
Report Number: 19-58586
Location: 2600 Block of Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley
Date & Time: 4/16/2019 @ 10:30 PM
Unit(s) Responsible:  Ventura County Sheriff’s East County Street Narcotics Team
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Dru Anthony Peebles
Los Angeles
On April 16, 2019, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s East County Street Narcotics Team conducted a narcotics sales investigation into Dru Peebles of Los Angeles who was involved in the sales of narcotics to residents of Ventura County.        
On April 16, 2019, Narcotics Detectives conducted an undercover operation targeting subjects involved in the sales of controlled substances in Ventura County.  During the operation, Narcotics Detectives identified Dru Peebles as a subject involved in the sales of controlled substances.  Peebles communicated with an undercover detective and offered to sell the detective prescription medication.  Peebles offered and ultimately agreed to transport the narcotics to Ventura County.  During the course of the investigation, Detectives contacted and detained Peebles in the 2600 Block of Tapo Canyon Road in Simi Valley.  
Detectives searched Peebles’ vehicle pursuant to the investigation.  During the search, Narcotics Detectives found the prescription medication Peebles had agreed to sell the undercover detective, in addition to a variety of other illegal substances.  In all, detectives seized over 1700 prescription pills, 110 ML of anabolic steroids, 147 doses of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), 165 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 12 grams of “Molly” or a variation of MDMA and paraphernalia indicative of illegal narcotics sales.  The evidence seized included Adderall, Hydrocodone, Alprazolam, Morphine, Anadrol, Dianabol and several other performance enhancing products.  
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.  The prescription medications possessed by Peebles are illegal to possess without the proper prescriptions from a medical professional and they are highly abused prescription medications. 
Peebles was subsequently booked at the East Valley Jail for narcotics sales related charges.   
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Eduardo Malagon  
News Release Date: 4/17//2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Corey Nicholas
[email protected]
Approved by:
Captain Bill Schierman  
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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