Photo: Jordan Yanez
July 28, 2020 – Ventura County, Ca.
The ostensible purpose of probation is to allow an individual who has been convicted of either a
misdemeanor or a felony an opportunity to enjoy a modicum of freedom while under the continued supervision of law enforcement and the judiciary so that the individual may demonstrate an ability to abide by the law and avoid any criminal activity in the future.
It’s a test of sorts. Pass the test by avoiding criminal conduct, and freedom is the reward.
26-year-old Ventura resident Jordan Yanez appears to have flunked that test. According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Det. Tyler Ebell—pursuant to information gathered by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Gang Unit—Yanez was “identified as a narcotics dealer selling narcotics out of his residence.”
Yanez’s residence then became a location of considerable law enforcement interest, and on July 23 rd detectives obtained a search warrant, made contact with Yanez at his home, and executed the warrant.
The product of that search lead to the discovery of “two illegal handguns, ammunition, and narcotics packaged for sales,” all of which were promptly seized by the cops.
Yanez was taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on
charges of Illegal Firearm Transfer, Possession of Narcotics for Sales, and violation of probation
Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking, VCSD Narcotics Street Team