Photo: Alaniz’s seized drugs and cash
Ventura County – On the afternoon of October 23rd, Ventura County Sheriff’s East County Street Narcotics Team deputies wrapped up an ongoing investigation into the activities of 32-year-old Camarillo resident Juan Alaniz by putting him in handcuffs and taking him to jail.
According to VCSD spokesman Det. Sgt. Eduardo Malagon, Alaniz had been suspected of selling prescription medications throughout Ventura County when a warrant for the search of his residence, vehicle, and person was obtained.
The service of that warrant began with “a traffic stop as he left his residence.” Once Alaniz was detained, a search of his Camarillo home was conducted.
That search lead to the discovery of “over one thousand prescription pills consisting of Hydrocodone and Alprazolan.” Also, they found a full pint of Promethazine with Codeine syrup, known to have significant addictive potential.
While in the house, the cops also found psilocybin mushrooms, scales, paraphernalia indicative of ongoing sales of controlled substances, and “money believed to be proceeds from narcotics sales” as well as a loaded firearm.
Based upon his prior felony convictions, Alaniz is a person prohibited from owning firearms or ammunition. As the investigation continued, it was determined that Alaniz came into possession of all the controlled medications through illegal means. He had no documentation from medical professionals indicating otherwise.
Alaniz was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of possessing controlled substances for purpose of sale, and unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Sheriff’s East County Street Narcotics TeamAlaniz