Photo: Pablo Serrano
Ventura County – If there were a book entitled “Drug Dealing: Your Path to Success,” the opening chapter might well include a detailed description of the hazards of driving around on city streets with enough methamphetamine and heroin in your car to supply America’s five western states.
Apparently, however, no such book exists. If it did, Pablo Serrano might have read it and avoided his June 13th arrest. It was in the middle of the afternoon on that Thursday when he was pulled over in what Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Det. Sgt. Guy Moody described as “a traffic stop” by deputies attached to the VCSD West County Narcotics Team.
Serrano—suspected over a period of months in the sales of controlled substances throughout Ventura County—was detained while he and his car were searched pursuant to the warrant presented to him by the Narcotics Team deputies.
That search led to the discovery of “approximately 3.5 pounds of methamphetamine, a half-pound of brown powder suspected to be heroin, and 4 grams of black tar heroin.” A subsequent search of Serrano’s home led to the seizure of “a large sum of cash” as well as paraphernalia indicating Serrano’s involvement in active sales of methamphetamine and heroin.
Serrano was transported to Ventura County Main Jail, where he was booked on a multiple narcotics violations, including possession of methamphetamine for the purposes of sales. He remains in custody, with his bail set at $150,000.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking