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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday December 1st, 2022 :: 12:41 p.m. PST


News Story - Narcotics Arrest Related to Fatal Overdose

Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest Related to Fatal Overdose
Report Number: 22-153345
Location: 700 block of Paseo Camarillo      Camarillo, CA   
Date & Time: November 30, 2022 - 1300 Hours
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU)
Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail
Camarillo Patrol
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Dominguez, Jesse
 On November 30, 2022, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU) concluded an investigation into Jesse Dominguez for his involvement in the furnishing of fentanyl that caused a fatal overdose in the City of Camarillo.
On November 17, 2022, Camarillo Patrol Station deputies responded to the 700 block of Paseo Camarillo reference an unconscious person at the location. Deputies and Ventura County Fire Department personnel attempted life saving measures on the subject, but they were ultimately declared deceased. Deputies retrieved evidence at the scene that indicted the subject had ingested fentanyl prior to their death. PCU detectives investigated the case and developed information that Jesse Dominguez was responsible for furnishing the fentanyl to the victim.  
On November 30, 2022, PCU detectives set up surveillance of Dominguez and followed him away from his residence. Deputies with the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail detained Dominguez and arrested him for his involvement with the overdose.  
Dominguez was arrested for 11352 HS- Sales of a Controlled Substance and booked into the Ventura County Jail. His arraignment is scheduled for December 2, 2022. Dominguez is ineligible for bail because he is currently on parole with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  
The Ventura County Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit is a task force made up of members from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Thousand Oaks Police Department. The primary mission of the task force is combatting opioid related overdoses by targeting the supply chain of individuals and criminal organizations responsible for the sales of these drugs into Ventura County. In addition, the task force works to identify and new trends of abuse among the younger population and educate the community at large on the lethal danger of this epidemic.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is an active member of the County Opioid Abuse
Suppression Taskforce (COAST). We have partnered with Ventura County Behavioral Health in
a campaign to reduce overdoses and educate the public about the dangers of opioids and other
drugs. Comprehensive information can be found at
The public may contact investigators from the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit at (805) 383-8700 or [email protected] with additional information about this case, or any other information related to narcotics.
Prepared by: Sergeant John Hajducko
News Release Date: December 1, 2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Jeff Miller
(805) 383-8700
Approved by:
Captain Brian Slominski  
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or at

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