Photo: Jose Cancion Reyes
Ventura County – The month of July was a busy one for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit as they collaborated with the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility Classification Unit deputies in the hunt for those behind what VCSD spokesman Det. Sgt. Eduardo Malagon described to the media as “a sophisticated heroin distribution network.”
Various information sources within the Detention Facility provided “relevant information” to the staff at the jail. That information was, in turn, “provided to the Narcotics Unit for follow-up.”
That follow-up began an investigation into the activities of 48-year-old Littlerock resident Jose Cancion Reyes, who was identified as “the subject responsible for heroin sales” to residents throughout Ventura County.
On August 14th, VCSD detectives located and made contact with Reyes. Based upon the evidence on hand, detectives took him into custody and transported him to the East Ventura County Jail in Thousand Oaks “for processing.”
Pursuant to his arrest, a pair of search warrants targeting two residences in the Littlerock area Reyes was known to frequent led to the discovery of “1,578 grams of heroin, 17 grams of cocaine, paraphernalia indicative of narcotic sales” as well as “a large sum of money believed to be proceeds from narcotics sales.”
Reyes was subsequently transported to Ventura County Jail where he was booked on multiple narcotics charges, with his bail set at $300,000.
Photos: courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit