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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday April 14th, 2021 :: 03:36 p.m. PDT


Narcotics Arrest & Seizure

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest & Seizure
Report Number: 21-48796
Location: 700 block of East Thompson Blvd, City of Ventura
Date & Time: April 13, 2021 at 3:45 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Special Crimes Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Karen Hernandez
Near the end of the year 2020, detectives with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Special Crimes Unit received information from numerous sources regarding (S) Karen Hernandez being involved with the sales of narcotics to residents of Ventura County. 
On April 13th, 2021 at about 3:45 PM, detectives with the Sheriff’s Special Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by Hernandez.  She displayed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested. 
During a search of her vehicle, a small dog named “Gracie” was located along with dog chew toys, and dog food.  Hidden within the dog supplies were almost two pounds of methamphetamine, a quarter pound of cocaine, a quarter pound of heroin, rock cocaine, a large sum of cash, and other evidence indicative of drug sales. Detectives verified Gracie had not ingested any controlled substances and released the dog over to a responsible party.   
Karen Hernandez was arrested for several felony drug offenses.  She was booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility pending arraignment. 
Prepared by:
Sergeant Jeremy Bramlette
News Release Date: 04/14/2021  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Jarrod Foote
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Slominski
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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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