News release - 7/14/2012

Published 7/17/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT Narcotics search warrant 
DATE/TIME Friday, July 13, 2012 at 5 p.m. 
LOCATION 400 block of Helsam Avenue 
SUSPECT(S) Francisco Arias Blanco, 8/4/78  Oxnard resident
Luis Alberto Gonzales, 10/8/92  Oxnard resident 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager / PIO
(805) 385-7631

(Oxnard, CA) On July 13, 2012, at about 5 p.m., members of the Oxnard Police Department’s Narcotics Unit and Special Enforcement Unit served a narcotics search warrant in the 400 block of Helsam Avenue, in the unincorporated area of Oxnard. The search warrant was the result of a three-month investigation into the sales of methamphetamine at the residence. 
During the search of the residence and a secondary location, detectives located paraphernalia related to the sales of drugs, more than 54 grams of methamphetamine, 24 grams of cocaine, three shotguns, five rifles, ten handguns and seized thousands of dollars in cash. One of the handguns seized was a Tec-9 assault weapon. The estimated street value of the drugs seized is more than three thousand dollars.
Francisco Arias Blanco 8/4/78 was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and cocaine for sale as well as possession of an assault weapon and possession of a stolen firearm. Also arrested during the search warrant was Luis Alberto Gonzales 10/8/92 for possession of methamphetamine and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740 or Detective Miguel Serrato at (805) 385-7600. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site to submit a tip via text or email.


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