DATE: September 8, 2021, 3:50 p.m.
SUBJECT: Fentanyl Sales Arrest / Firearm Arrest
SUSPECTS: Nelson Rojas, 45 year old Oxnard resident
LOCATION: 200 Block of E. Ash Street, Oxnard
CONTACT: Brandon Ordelheide, Sergeant
During the month of August 2021, the Oxnard Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) began an investigation related to Nelson Rojas being involved in the sales of Fentanyl in the City of Oxnard. During the investigation, DEU developed enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for his residence.
With the assistance of the Property Crimes Unit (PCU) and K9 Leo, detectives served the search warrant at Rojas’ residence. K9 Leo conducted a search of the residence and alerted to a large quantity of Fentanyl in a bedroom. Additionally, over $95,000 in US Currency and two loaded firearms were located. In total, over two pounds of Fentanyl was seized during the investigation. Based on information from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the amount of Fentanyl seized calculated to over 500,000 potential lethal doses.
Nelson Rojas was arrested for felony narcotics sales charges. He was booked into the Ventura County Jail with a bail set at $250,000.
The Oxnard Police Department is committed to identifying and disrupting the narcotics activity responsible for creating quality of life issues within Oxnard neighborhoods. Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on “Report Suspicious Activity.” You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers. at (800)222-8477. You can also visit their website: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.