News release - 7/26/2014

Published 7/26/2014 (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: Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales, Transportation of Dangerous Drugs, and Child Endangerment
DATE/TIME: 7-25-14 / 1700
LOCATION: Auto Center Drive at Los Olivos Drive
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S): Francisco Amaya Parra, 35 years, Oxnard resident
Zoila Cervantes, 35 years, Oxnard resident
WITNESS(ES): N/A
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): N/A
LOSS: N/A
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Charles Woodruff, charles.woodruff@oxnardpd.org
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Detective James Langford, (805) 385-7638, james.langford@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:

On 7-25-14, at 1700 hours, detectives from the Oxnard Police Department and the Ventura County Sheriff's Office concluded a six-month long investigation with a traffic stop in the area of Auto Center Drive and Los Olivos Drive. Detectives had authored a search warrant for suspect Francisco Amaya Parra and spotted him in the area driving a vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted and during the search, detectives located over two pounds of methamphetamine. Parra was arrested for possession for sales and transportation of methamphetamine. He was later transported and booked at the Ventura County Main Jail.

During a search warrant served at Parra's residence in the 900 Block of Collins Street in El Rio, detectives located an additional pound of methamphetamine as well as a large amount of currency. Detectives learned that two young children resided at the home and where at risk of being exposed to these dangerous drugs. Children and Family Services were called to the scene. Parra's girlfriend, Zoila Cervantes, was also arrested for conspiracy to distribute dangerous narcotics and child endangerment.

An investigation is continuing.

Date / Time Prepared: 7-25-14 / 2100 hours.

 



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