Drug Dealer Leads Cops to Family Operation

Drug Dealer Leads Cops to Family Operation
Photo:Abraham Chaidez

Ventura County – The VCSD arrested a family operation of drug dealers. In May of 2018, deputies working out of the Ojai Patrol Station received information relating to the activities 58-year-old Oakview resident Harold Mory as a heroin dealer.


Jose Gonzalez-Chaidez

In the first place, Mory became the subject of ongoing surveillance. He was observed selling heroin in Ventura County, and meeting with 43-year-old Los Angeles resident Eliseo Gonzalez, from whom he bought five ounces of heroin. Then detectives arrested Mory and took him into custody, booking him on charges of trafficking in heroin.

Following Mory’s arrest, detectives attached to the Ventura County Narcotics Task Force continued to investigate the activities of Gonzalez “and learned he, along with Jose Rodriguez, 49 of Los Angeles, distributed heroin to multiple other Ventura County customers.” Subsequently they arrested and booked the pair on narcotics charges.


Eliseo Gonzalez

But the cops didn’t arrest Gonzalez at first. Rather, they continued to observe him. Then they discovered he was being supplied by 55-year-old Palmdale resident Abraham Chaidez and his 57-year-old brother Jose Gonzalexz-Chaidez.  Detectives believe the pair to be “the head of a family-based organization residing part time in Mexico and part time in the U.S.”


With evidence mounting of a major heroin distribution operation, detectives obtained search warrants related to heroin sales for multiple locations. Consequently, on August 10th, law enforcement served warrants. It came combined efforts of –

  • the Thousand Oaks Police Department Special Enforcement Unit;
  • the TOPD Directed Enforcement Unit;
  • and the Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Division.


Those arrested at their residences include –

  • Jose Gonzalez-Chaidez;
  • Abraham Chaidez;
  • Eliseo Gonzalez;
  • Los Angeles residents Maria Hermosillo, 41, Luis Gonzales, 18, Jose Rodriguez, 49, Rubio Demetrio, 59,
  • and Santa Paula residents Sandra Monje, 53, Mario Torres, 66, Jeremy Mariott, 46, and Clare Brown, 45.

Finally, authorities booked them all into Ventura County Jail with bail amounts pending.

Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking

Drug Dealer Leads Cops to Family Operation was last modified: August 16th, 2018 by admin
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