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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday November 19th, 2020 :: 03:32 p.m. PST


Narcotics Arrest

Nature of Incident: Brother and Sister Arrested for Narcotic Sales
Report Number: 20-160243
Location: 1100 Block of Garvey Avenue, El Monte
4000 Block of Penn Mar Avenue, El Monte
Date & Time: November 18, 2020 @1215 hours
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Combined Agency Team, United States Drug Enforcement Administration
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Rogelio Estrada
(S) Apolina Estrada Preciado
El Monte
El Monte
Detectives assigned to the Ventura County Combined Agency Team (VCAT) concluded an investigation of the brother and sister team of Apolina Estrada Preciado and Rogelio Estrada selling narcotics to Ventura County Residents.  The Estrada siblings live in the City of El Monte.
During the month of November 2020, VCAT detectives received information that Rogelio Estrada was selling large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin to Ventura County residents.  VCAT detectives conducted an investigation and also identified his sister, Apolina Estrada Preciado as a co-conspirator in the illegal narcotic sales.
On November 18, 2020, Ventura County Sheriff Narcotics Detectives and Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested Rogelio Estrada in the 1100 block of Garvey Avenue in the City of El Monte for being in possession of 3.2 pounds of heroin.  Subsequent to the arrest, detectives served search warrants on two separate apartments located in the 4000 block of Penn Mar Avenue also in the city of El Monte.  As a result of the search warrant, detectives seized 5.4 pounds of methamphetamine, 1.2 pounds of Fentanyl, half a pound of heroin, $72,589.00 in United States Currency, 3 unregistered handguns, 2 sets of body armor, and 350 live rounds of ammunition.  The street value of all the narcotics seized is approximately $131,750.00.
The Estrada siblings were arrested and booked into Ventura County Jail for narcotic possession, narcotic sales charges as well as conspiracy and destruction of evidence.  Both are being held in lieu of $600,000.00 bail.
The Ventura County Combined Agency Team, also known as VCAT, is comprised of detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Special Agents from the United States Drug
Enforcement Administration and Federal Bureau of Investigation. VCAT is responsible for the investigation and arrest of persons and organizations who are engaged in mid to top-level drug trafficking impacting the residents and businesses of the County of Ventura.
Prepared by: Sergeant Robert Davidson  
News Release Date: November 19, 2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Christian Freede 805-383-8722  
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Brian Slominski
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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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Ventura, CA 93003

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