DATE: April 9, 2021, 9:00 a.m.
SUBJECT: Overdose investigation leads to Narcotic Sales Arrest
SUSPECTS: Colin Hughes, 27 year old Oxnard resident
Cory Hughes, 19 year old Oxnard resident
LOCATION: 3600 Block of Samuel Avenue, Oxnard
CONTACT: Brandon Ordelheide, Sergeant
During the month of March, 2021, the Oxnard Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), the South District Neighborhood Policing Team (NPT), and Homeless Liaison Officers (HLO’s) began an investigation regarding an increase in drug overdoses occurring in the area of Yucca Street and Saviers Road. During the investigation, Colin Hughes was identified as being involved in the sale of Fentanyl in the surrounding area. DEU Detectives developed enough evidence to obtain a search warrant for narcotics sales.
On April 9, 2021, with the assistance of South District NPT Officers, a search warrant was served at Colin Hughes’ residence. During the service of the search warrant, officers located Colin asleep on a couch next to the front door of the residence. Detective’s detained Colin and found that he was in possession of an imitation firearm that was concealed behind his back. Cory Hughes was located inside of the residence and arrested for his outstanding misdemeanor warrant. During a search of the residence, Detective’s located Fentanyl, Alprazolam (Xanax), and further evidence of narcotics sales.
Colin Hughes was arrested for possession for sale of Fentanyl and possession for sale of Xanax, both felonies. Colin was booked into the Oxnard Jail with a bail request of $250,000
The Oxnard Police Department is committed to reducing narcotics related overdoses 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.