Photo: Elizabeth Pittman and Anthony Woodworth
June 13, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
As so much of cultural norms often comes full circle, Nancy Reagan’s mantra “Just say no (to drugs)” has apparently morphed into a new narcotics enforcement paradigm preaching “Just say no to jail” for those violating state and federal laws prohibiting the possession, sale, or distribution of controlled substances.
Supporting that contention is the June 10 th arrest of Ventura resident Elizabeth Pittman along with the man with whom she has been cohabiting, Anthony Woodworth. According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Odilon Malagon, their arrests were the result of an investigation prompted by information received by the VCSD Narcotics Street Team that Pittman “was involved in narcotics sales.”
That investigation evolved into the cops identifying Woodworth as Pittman’s accomplice and helpmate in “furthering drug trafficking activities.” A search warrant for Pittman’s vehicle and residence was then issued.
When Pittman was seen cruising the streets of Northridge in Los Angeles County, she was pulled over and informed of the search warrant. At that point, the cops poked around inside her car and came up with “approximately one pound of methamphetamine and other evidence” indicative of her involvement in ongoing drug sales.
The search warrant was then served upon the residence she shares with Woodworth, leading to the seizure of large quantities of controlled pharmaceuticals and cash believed to be the revenue from drug sales. Both Pittman and Woodworth were taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail, where they were booked on multiple narcotics sales and possession charges.
Once booked, both were “cited and released” with court dates set for their later date with the justice system.
Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking