News release - 4/25/2014

Published 4/25/2014 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Marijuana cultivation
Marijuana Extraction Lab
Child endangerment
Evidence of Methamphetamine Sales
Stolen Property
DATE/TIME: 4-24-14, 1100 hours
LOCATION: 4300 Block Beaumont Ave.   
SUSPECT(S): Duane Fowler 42 years of age
Jackie Wagner 33 years of age
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Charles Woodruff
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Detective James Langford 805 385 7638
James.langford@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:  

On 4-24-14, at about 1100 hours, detectives from the Oxnard Police Department’s Narcotic Street Team served a search warrant at a residence in the 4300 block of Beaumont Avenue after detectives received tips of marijuana being grown at the location.
 
Detectives contacted suspects Duane Fowler and Jackie Wagner; owners of the home. Detectives located what is referred to as a “marijuana grow” in the residence. Detectives also located evidence of a marijuana extraction lab which is utilized in removing THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) from the marijuana plants and into “wax” form. This process is highly flammable and at times has been known to cause explosions. Detectives also located evidence of sales of methamphetamine and stolen property.
 
Detectives learned that the couple’s two-year old child was also living in the home under these conditions. Child Family Services responded to the scene.
 
Detectives also seized numerous rifles, handguns, narcotics and a large amount of cash.  Both suspects were arrested and later booked at the Ventura County Jail for numerous felony charges.
In an effort to address the recent increase in firearms-related crimes, the Oxnard Police department launched the Operation Safer and Stronger Initiative, as well as the Firearms Strike Team (FAST) led by the Violent Crimes Unit to proactively remove firearms from prohibited persons within the city. The Oxnard Police Department continues to encourage residents to be partners in public safety as part of the Operation Safer and Stronger initiative.  We are encouraging residents to report crime. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the narcotic hotline at (805) 982-7084. You may also contact the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (805) 222-8477 or http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.aspx
 
 
  DATE / TIME PREPARED:  4-25-14 1800 hours



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