The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office reported that they made a drug arrest involving three Simi Valley residents and two Thousand Oaks residents last week. Narcotics officers had been investigating Jose Melgoza, who was suspected of selling heroin and methamphetamine to buyers throughout Ventura County. As Melgoza was leaving a business in Moorpark, detectives arrested him on an outstanding warrant. He was in possession of several grams of heroin, packaged for individual sale, at the time of his arrest. During a search of his vehicle, detectives also recovered a handgun and ammunition, as well as prescription drugs.
One drug arrest leads to four others
While Jose Melgoza was being arrested, his brother, Agustin arrived on the scene. Deputies made a second drug arrest of Agustin Melgoza on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. While deputies were searching the Melgoza residence, they seized more than a pound of suspected marijuana. While they were conducting the search, three other individuals known to the Melgoza brothers arrived on the scene. Deputies made a drug arrest of Kristy Parks on an outstanding drug warrant. They also arrested Vanessa Martinez and Matthew Baake for drug possession .
Following his drug arrest, Jose Melgoza was subsequently charged with possession for sales of a controlled substance, person armed with a firearm during the commission of a felony, felon in possession of a firearm and a felon in possession of ammunition.
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Mr. Helfend has established a reputation as a bold defender and will work to have the charges from your drug arrest reduced or dropped. Having an experienced Ventura criminal defense attorney by your side in court is your best possible defense strategy when fighting a drug arrest. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County drug arrest case.
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