Possession of $600K in Meth Earns Arrest

Possession of $600K in Meth Earns Arrest

Eddie Moreno and Monroe Monte Osborn

VENTURA COUNTY — If the amount of drugs and controlled substances being illegally transported throughout local area communities and marketed to lower-level criminal street sellers is any measure of status among the methamphetamine industry, two men arrested in the City of Thousand Oaks on the afternoon of August 24th just might qualify for an “executive” level ranking.

It was just after 4:00 p.m. on that day when, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Jose Rivera, detectives working out of the Thousand Oaks East County Narcotic Unit and the Ventura County Combined Agency Team brought a lengthy investigation to an end with the arrests of 31-year-old Los Angeles resident Eddie Moreno and 62-year-old Burbank resident Monroe Monte Osborn.

As detailed by Sgt. Rivera in his report to the media, the multi-task force investigation pursued “the flow of methamphetamine being distributed into various communities throughout the Conejo Valley,” and eventually led to the identification of Moreno and Osborn as “being involved” as principal suspects.

Having thus targeted the pair, detectives observed them while traveling on the 118 Freeway. Radio contact with the local area California Highway Patrol station brought officers on the scene who “initiated a traffic stop” of the suspect vehicle.

The detaining CHP officers undoubtedly were satisfied to find “over 17 pounds of methamphetamine” valued at over $600,000, along with two sets of nunchakus in the car.

With that discovery, both men were taken into custody, arrested, and transported to Ventura County Jail for booking on charges of possession for sales of a controlled substance and transportation of a controlled substance.

Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking

Possession of $600K in Meth Earns Arrest was last modified: August 29th, 2017 by admin
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