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Friday December 6th, 2019 :: 03:30 p.m. PST

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Narcotics and Firearm Arrest

Nature of Incident: Narcotics/Firearm Arrest
Report Number: 19-189105
Location: High Street @Walnut Street, City of Moorpark
1300 Block of Hillcrest Drive, City of Thousand Oaks
 
Date & Time: 12/5/2019 @ 7:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Street Team
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office-Moorpark Police Station
 
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

 
Fredis Leodan Diaz
 
Thousand Oaks
 
 
Narrative:
On December 5, 2019, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Street Team concluded a narcotics sales investigation into Fredis Diaz of Thousand Oaks who was involved in the sales of narcotics to residents of Ventura County.
 
On December 5, 2019, Narcotics Detectives conducted an undercover operation targeting subjects involved in the sales of controlled substances in Ventura County.  During the operation, detectives identified Fredis Diaz as a subject involved in the sale of controlled substances.  Diaz communicated with an undercover detective and offered to sell the detective psilocybin mushrooms.  Diaz offered and ultimately agreed to deliver the narcotics to the City of Moorpark.  During the course of the investigation, patrol deputies assigned to the Moorpark Police Station contacted and detained Diaz in the area of High Street and Walnut Street.  During a search of Diaz’ vehicle, detectives located two ounces of psilocybin mushrooms.  Diaz was arrested and transported to the East Valley Jail for processing.   
       
Following Diaz’ arrest, detectives authored and obtained a search warrant for his residence located in the 1300 Block of Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks.  During the service of the search warrant, detectives seized additional narcotics and paraphernalia indicative of narcotics sales.  In all, detectives seized 910 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 64 grams of concentrated cannabis, 90 grams of marijuana, an unregistered firearm and money believed to be proceeds from narcotics sales.        
 
 
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.  Psilocybin mushrooms are extremely dangerous and their use can lead to severe medical complications and even death. 
 
Diaz was subsequently arrested for various narcotic sales and firearms charges.  Because Diaz five year old son resided at the residence, Diaz was also charged with child endangerment.  Diaz is currently in custody awaiting court proceedings.
 
The Narcotics Street Team is comprised of Narcotic Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Oxnard Police Department.     
 
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Eduardo Malagon  
News Release Date: 12/6/2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Corey Nicholas
805-384-4755
Corey.nicholas@ventura.org
 
 

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