Heroin Dealer Busted, Implicated in Overdose Death

Heroin Dealer Busted, Implicated in Overdose Death

Ventura County – America’s War on Drugs continues to rage with about as much success as the country has enjoyed through its endeavors in Vietnam and Afghanistan, as evidenced by the heroin overdose death of 43-year-old Oxnard resident Darren Solis which occurred in a fetid men’s room early in the evening of January 21st.

Oxnard Police Department officers responded to a 911 Emergency call requesting help regarding an unresponsive individual.

According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. J. Hendren, immediately upon arrival, “officers began life saving measures” upon Solis. Paramedics arrived shortly thereafter and had no resuscitative success; Solis was “pronounced dead at the scene.”

Along with Solis, officers discovered evidence indicating recent heroin use, leading to the suspicion that he died from an overdose. Ventura County Narcotics Task Force detectives arriving a short time later noted the evidence and “identified a probable source” of the deadly heroin as Floyd Johnson, a 42-year-old resident of Camarillo.

Less than 48 hours later, Johnson was observed by VCNTF detectives as he conducted a series of “hand-to-hand” narcotics transactions on the streets of downtown Camarillo.

He was detained at that time and found to be in personal possession of heroin. Both his vehicle and his residence where subsequently searched, yielding “additional evidence” of his heroin dealing activities, whereupon he was arrested and transported to Ventura County Jail where he was booked on charges of possession of heroin for sale and offering heroin for sale, with his bail set at $150,000.

According to Hendren, Johnson’s preliminary hearing on February 8, 2016 may result in additional charges incident to Solis’ death.

Photo: courtesy www.health24.com

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