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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday February 11th, 2022 :: 02:50 p.m. PST


News Story - Arrest Related to Double Fatal Overdose

News Story Release
Nature of Incident: Arrest Related to Double Fatal Overdose Investigation
Report Number: 21-14550 / 21-163529
Location: 600 block of San Pedro Street - Los Angeles, CA
Date & Time: February 10, 2022 - 1030 Hours
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU)
Ventura County Narcotics Street Team (NST)
Thousand Oaks Patrol Station
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Pablo Perez
Los Angeles
On February 10, 2022, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU) concluded an investigation into Pablo Perez, who was wanted in connection with his sales of fentanyl in the City of Thousand Oaks that resulted in two fatal drug overdoses.
On October 31, 2021, Thousand Oaks Patrol deputies were dispatched to the 1000 block of Amberton Lane reference a subject who was deceased as the result of a fentanyl overdose. Several months later, on December 8, 2021, Thousand Oaks Patrol deputies responded to a second fatal overdose in the 100 block of East Hillcrest Drive. PCU detectives handled the investigations and determined that Perez was the same drug dealer who sold fentanyl to both victims which caused their deaths.
On February 10, 2022, PCU and NST detectives served a search warrant at Perez’ residence in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles and arrested him for his involvement in the overdoses. Detectives seized fentanyl, methamphetamine, digital scales, U.S. currency and taser electronic weapon.
Perez was arrested for 11351HS- Possession for Sales of a Controlled Substance, 11352 HS- Sales of a Controlled Substance, 11377 HS- Possession of a Dangerous Drug, 22210 PC- Possession of a Dangerous Weapon and 22610 PC- Possession of an Electronic Stun Device by a Convicted Felon. Perez was booked into the Ventura County Jail and is scheduled for arraignment on February 15, 2022, in Ventura County Superior Court. Perez’ bail was set at $60,000.
The public may contact investigators from the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit at (805) 383-8700 or [email protected] with additional information about this case, or any other information related to narcotics.
The Ventura County Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit is a task force made up of members from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Thousand Oaks Police Department; The primary mission of the task force is combatting the transfer of legal prescription medication and fentanyl to the illegal market. In addition, the task force works to identify and stop new trends of abuse among the younger population and investigates overdoses due to both prescription medication and illicit drug use.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is an active member of the County Opioid Abuse
Suppression Taskforce (COAST). We have partnered with Ventura County Behavioral Health in
a campaign to reduce overdoses and educate the public about the dangers of opioids and other
drugs. Comprehensive information can be found at
Prepared by: Sergeant John Hajducko
News Release Date: February 11, 2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Jeff Miller
(805) 383-8700
Approved by:
Captain Brian Slominski
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) or at

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