Photo: Kenneth Dorn
Ventura County – Once again, it is the famous combination of drugs and weapons. Being under the suspicion of law enforcement authorities for smuggling drugs into a county jail facility is bad enough. Being caught with a substantial quantity of controlled substances and a number of illegal firearms only confirms those suspicions.
Those suspicions and a month-long persistent investigation conducted by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Special Crimes Unit, coordinating with the VCSD Gang Unit, led detectives to make contact with 57-year-old Ventura resident Kenneth Dorn and 43-year-old Ventura resident Creagh Webb on September 6th.
Both men were under suspicion of smuggling narcotics into a secure unit of the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility.
According to VCSD spokesman Sgt. Jeremy Bramlette, detectives knocked on the door of the home in the City of Ventura “where the intended recipient of the smuggled narcotics recently resided just after 8:00 a.m. on the 6th.
When Dorn responded by opening the door, they served him with a search warrant of the premises. Once inside the home, detectives discovered a cache of contraband that included “methamphetamine, heroin, and numerous firearms, including unregistered assault weapons and home-manufactured handguns.”
Both Dorn and Webb face multiple weapons and narcotics violations.
The investigation into the evidence of smuggling drugs into that facility by Dorn remains under investigation. While Dorn’s bail is $100,000 bail, Webb’s is $110,000.
Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking