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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday November 17th, 2022 :: 03:02 p.m. PST


News Story-Firearm and Narcotics Sales Arrest

Nature of Incident: Firearm and Narcotics Sales Arrest
Report Number: 22-153106
Location: 600 Block of Evergreen Lane, Port Hueneme
Date & Time: 11/16/2022, at 2:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Gun Violence Reduction Program (GVRP)
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Jose Vargas
Port Hueneme
Detectives with the Gun Violence Reduction Program concluded an investigation into Jose Vargas for his involvement in unlawful firearm activities and sales of controlled substances to residents of Ventura County. 
Detectives with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Gun Violence Reduction Program (GVRP) initiated an investigation into Port Hueneme resident, Jose Vargas after receiving information about his unlawful firearm activities and sales of controlled substances. During the course of the investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant for Vargas and his residence, located in the 600 Block of Evergreen Lane in Port Hueneme. On November 16th, 2022, detectives detained Vargas and executed the search warrant at his residence. As a result of the search warrant, detectives located an unregistered firearm along with multiple rounds of live ammunition. Detectives also found methamphetamine, cocaine and opiate based prescription medications which were possessed for the purposes of sales.
Vargas was arrested and booked for various firearm and narcotic offenses, including Health and Safety Code § 11370.1 [Possession of a Controlled Substance with a Loaded Firearm], Health and Safety Code § 11378 [Possession for Sales of a Controlled Substance], Health and Safety Code § 11351 [Possession for Sales of a Controlled Substance], Health and Safety Code § 11375(b)(1) [Possession for Sales of a Designated Controlled Substance] and Penal Code § 27545  [Unlawful Transfer of a Firearm].
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Gun Violence Reduction Program is an investigative unit funded by a grant from the California Department of Justice. The grant funding supports the efforts of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office to reduce gun violence by conducting investigations related to the seizure of firearms and ammunition from persons who are prohibited from possessing them.
Prepared by: Detective Cory Woodward
News Release Date: 11/17/2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Cory Woodward
[email protected]
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Captain Slominski
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