Photo: Seized money and meth
Ventura County – Is it a reflection of our newfound social awareness of gender equity? It may no longer be only men who pursue the career of street drug dealer. Hence, meth and money acquired thereby are not gender specific.
For example, on June 19th deputies arrested 44-year-old Fillmore resident Sonia Castillo following a month-long investigation. VCSD spokesman Det. Sgt. Guy Moody named Castillo as a suspect “involved in the sales of methamphetamine.”
With that kind of suspicion hovering over her head, Castillo had the bad luck to be in possession of methamphetamine when she was pulled over in a “routine traffic stop.” Once cops found meth in her car, it didn’t take them very long to get the further investigation rolling. They visited her residence with a search warrant in hand.
Once inside Castillo’s house, detectives discovered “14 ounces of methamphetamine along with paraphernalia indicative of narcotics sales and a large sum of cash.” They presume that the cash is the proceeds of narcotics sales.
Then Detectives took Castillo into custody and transported her to Ventura County Jail. There they booked her on multiple counts of possessing methamphetamine for sales, with her bail set at $100,000.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Sheriff’s Department West County Narcotics Street Team