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News Story - Felon in Possession of Loaded Firearm and Narcotics Arrest

Nature of Incident: Felon in Possession of loaded Firearm and Narcotics Sales Arrest
Report Number: 22-14843
Locations: 1000 block of S. J Street, Oxnard CA
1000 block of S. Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard CA
Date & Time: February 3, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail (SED), Camarillo Directed Enforcement Unit (DEU)

City of Residence

Michael Silerio
During the month of February 2022, Deputies with the Camarillo Directed Enforcement Unit (DEU) and detectives with the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail (SED) began an investigation into Michael Silerio for illegal narcotics sales to citizens in the city of Camarillo.  
During the investigation, Detectives located Silerio in the 1000 block of S. J Street in the city of Oxnard, conducting illegal drug transactions. DEU deputies and SED detectives contacted Silerio and found him to be in possession of narcotics and a loaded unregistered firearm. Unregistered firearms such as the one seized are commonly referred to as “Ghost Guns” because they are illegally manufactured firearms that lack serial numbers or markings.
SED detectives obtained and executed a signed search warrant for Silerio’s residence, located in the 1000 block of S. Oxnard Blvd, in Oxnard.  Detectives also seized additional items pertaining to the investigation.
Detectives arrested Silerio for possession of a controlled substance with a loaded firearm, possession for sales of a controlled substance, under the influence of a controlled substance with a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, unlawful transfer of a firearm, drug addict in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Silerio was booked into the Ventura County Main Jail and has a $50,000 bail. He is scheduled for court on February 7, 2022.
The Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail is comprised of six plain clothes detectives who focus on efforts that negatively affect the quality of life of the law-abiding citizens of Camarillo. The goal of Camarillo SED is to reduce property and violent crime through investigations and direct enforcement.
Anyone with information about criminal activity occurring within the city of Camarillo is encouraged to contact the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail (SED) at (805) 388-5100. Callers can remain anonymous. Information can also be provided by email at [email protected].
Prepared by: Senior Deputy Matt Smith  
News Release Date: February 6, 2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Noe Magana
(805) 388-5117
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Shane Matthews  
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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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