Photo: Aarmando Arias
May 27, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
As anyone who has ever been convicted of a felony surely knows, the possession of a firearm by such an individual is enough to earn a stay in less-than-luxurious living accommodations provided courtesy of the California Department of Corrections.
That bit of knowledge may have slipped the mind of 29-year-old Oxnard resident Armando Arias who currently finds himself dressed in an orange jumpsuit in Ventura County Jail. Arias was arrested on the morning of May 26th pursuant to what Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Jeremy Bramlette described as the Special Crimes Unit’s collaboration with the Sheriff’s Narcotics Street Team and their joint suspicion that he was
“involved with unlawful narcotics and firearms activities.”
The 9:00 a.m. visit to Arias’ Nyland Acres abode lead detectives to the discovery of “an unregistered firearm, loaded high-capacity magazine, and a useable amount of controlled substances.” The loaded semi-auto pistol lacked serial numbers and appears to have been “illegally manufactured.”
With his background as a documented “criminal street gang member” and as a convicted felon, Arias was transported to Ventura County Jail where he was booked on charges that included being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, unlawful transfer of a firearm, and possession of a controlled substance while armed with a firearm. He remains in custody on a no-bail hold.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking