VENTURA COUNTY — As if the price of almost everything in our lives isn’t increasing with the rate of inflation, the cost of methamphetamine throughout Ventura County will soon be on a par with avocados at the local supermarket due to the arrest on April 6th of 45-year-old Oxnard resident Jason Holmbom.
According to VCSD spokesman Sgt. Guy Moody, Mr. Holmbom had been the focus of a month-long investigation at the hands of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department West County Street Narcotics Unit and the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit, pursuant to his suspected activities involving the sales of methamphetamine “to residents of Ventura County.”
The coordinated inter-agency effort produced a search warrant which was served at Holmbom’s Oxnard residence, where he was discovered to be in the possession of “approximately three ounces of methamphetamine, a sum of U.S. currency deemed to be the proceeds of narcotic sales, and paraphernalia indicative of illegal narcotic sales.”
As is often the case, presumably because dealing drugs on the street can be a somewhat risky business, Holmbom was also found in possession of multiple firearms, including a sawed-off shotgun.
Because Holmbom has a history of prior felony convictions and is prohibited from possessing or being in the company of guns and ammunition, that alone would have qualified him for a free ride to jail without passing Go.
The afternoon of April 6th came to a close for Holmbom with his booking at Ventura County Jail on multiple charges of narcotics and weapons violations, with his bail set at $250,000.
Photo: courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking