Oxnard’s fentanyl sales halted, dangerous Kiddie Beach bacteria, more news
Here is a summary of recent incidents at Ventura County agencies:
Home seized fentanyl pounds
OXNARD – Two men were arrested at an Oxnard residence on Tuesday night after a drug investigation found several pounds of fentanyl and methamphetamine, police said.
The arrests took place at 7 p.m. in the 1100 block of South J Street, according to the Oxnard Police Department.
Oxnard police had previously raided the residence in January and seized fentanyl made by a lab inside the location. In September, investigators learned that fentanyl production had resumed at the residence and obtained a second search warrant.
Prior to serving the search warrant, detectives were watching outside the house when they saw a 29-year-old Oxnard man participating in what they believed to be a drug deal, authorities said. He was arrested on suspicion of drug offenses.
After the arrest, detectives served the search warrant on the house. The search revealed several pounds of methamphetamine and processed fentanyl, as well as more than one pound of pure fentanyl, police said. Investigators also seized a gun, processing machine, cutting agents and other evidence of drug processing and sale.
While the warrant was running, a 47-year-old Oxnard man ran out of the house. Police caught the man after a brief foot chase and took him into custody. The man had a large sum of money, police said.
The 47-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drug dealing and other violations. He was held in the Ventura County Jail where his bail was set at $ 500,000.
Dangerous bacteria levels found in water at the beach
OXNARD – Water quality samples taken at Kiddie Beach in Channel Islands Harbor showed dangerous levels of bacteria this week, according to the Ventura County Resource Management Agency.
The samples were taken as part of weekly bacteriological testing to monitor seawater safety in Ventura County.
Due to the unsafe levels, the agency’s environmental health division posted signs indicating that seawater should be avoided within 50 meters of each sign. Signs will remain displayed until water samples are tested in accordance with safety guidelines.
Anyone who comes in contact with contaminated water should wash the areas with soap and water. Authorities are also discouraging the consumption of any shellfish collected in the contaminated water area.
You can get more details on seawater quality testing by calling the Environmental Health Division helpline at 805-662-6555 or visiting the Monitoring Program website. sea water at www.vcrma.org/ocean-water-quality-monitoring-program.