Drug Task Force Brings Down Coke Dealers

Drug Task Force Brings Down Coke Dealers

VENTURA COUNTY — In a clear indication that it doesn’t matter what jurisdictions are involved in today’s age of digital information exchange and cooperative enforcement among multiple agencies, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Victor Fazio recently reported the August 3rd arrests of three men who had been the subject of a month-long investigation into their cocaine sales and distribution activities by a Hydra-headed phalanx of regional narco-cops.

Since early July 2016, Los Angeles residents Daniell Sutton, 26, Ezkieh Gamboa, 29, and Haroutyoun Khardalyan, 28, had all been suspects in “the sales of pharmaceutical drugs and cocaine” to multiple “customers” throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Haroutyoun Khardalyan

Haroutyoun Khardalyan

The investigation of the trio was driven by the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit, described by Fazio as “a task force made up of members from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Simi Valley Police Department, Thousand Oaks Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation, the California Highway Patrol, the Health Quality Investigation Unit of the California Division of Investigation, and the California Department of Health Care Services.”

With that massive law enforcement effort dogging them, it should have come as no surprise to Sutton, Gamboa, and Khardalyan that they were stopped by the cops while they were “on their way to a drug deal,” but apparently it was indeed an unexpected encounter.

That undoubtedly explains why they were found in possession of “prescription pills, several ounces of cocaine, and over $35,000” as well as a loaded handgun. A subsequent search of Sutton’s Van Nuys residence produced additional evidence by way of “prescription drugs, approximately $5,000 in suspected drug proceeds, and another handgun.”

All three suspects were transported to Ventura County Jail, where they were booked on charges of possession for sales of narcotics, sales of narcotics, and conspiracy, along with assorted weapons violations, with their bail set at $200,000 each.

Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking

Drug Task Force Brings Down Coke Dealers was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by admin
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