Their arrests came pursuant to an ongoing investigation conducted by deputies of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Narcotic Task Force, the West County Street Team, and the Oxnard Police Department, all of whom worked in concert based upon what VCSD spokesman Sgt. Jason Hendren described as “information” that Jose was actively “selling methamphetamine and heroin in the cities of Oxnard and Ventura.”
One can only imagine the reaction of law enforcement in those jurisdictions, as deputies arriving at Jose’s home in the middle of the afternoon to serve a search warrant upon the premises discovered him attempting to exit the residence in possession of “over three ounces of methamphetamine.”
Jose was arrested on the spot for possession of methamphetamine for sale, and was summarily transported to Ventura County Jail to be booked accordingly.
With Jose on his way to the clink, deputies then proceeded to serve the warrant and search the house, where they found “two additional ounces of methamphetamine and a half-ounce of heroin, as well as “a large sum of money.”
According to Hendren, the seized drugs had a street value “in excess of $14,000,” the discovery of which quickly led to deputies identifying Jesus inside the home clearly “under the influence of a controlled substance.”
Jesus Ceja was booked, cited, and released, while Jose remains in custody on $250,000 bail.
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