Ventura County – Oxnard’s Rio Mesa High School was the scene of a Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division investigation pursuant to the discovery of a 14-year-old female student “unresponsive and incoherent on the school campus”, according to VCSD spokesman Sgt. Luis Alvarez’s report to the media.
Responding Deputies immediately summoned paramedics to the scene, and the juvenile student was transported via ambulance to Saint John’s Hospital where she was treated, stabilized, and released to her parents. Interviews of her later that day, in conjunction with further investigation on the high school campus, indicated that the girl had eaten some “chocolate candy laced with marijuana,” Alvarez said, adding that “the consumption of the product caused her to become temporarily unresponsive and incoherent.”
Evidence gathered by Narcotics Detectives pointed to Kelvin Mathew Rodriguez, 19, as the one who had provided the controlled substance to a male juvenile student who had, in turn, provided the “candy” to the victim and three other students.
With that information, the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit continued their investigation at Rodriguez’s residence, where it was determined he had an existing felony warrant for sales of marijuana, using a minor to sell a controlled substance, and furnishing marijuana. Rodriguez was arrested without incident and transported to Ventura County Main Jail for booking. The female victim who had furnished the “candy” to others was arrested and booked for furnishing marijuana into Ventura County Juvenile Justice Center, while the “middle man” male juvenile was booked for sales of marijuana.
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