Social Media Drug Dealer Busted

Social Media Drug Dealer Busted
Photo: Flores’ evidence

September 18, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
Clearly a sign of the penetration of the ubiquity of internet skillsets and social media as a tool of communication, the September 17 th arrest of 19-year-old Oxnard resident Angel Flores came after a full month of investigation into his online activities by members of the Ventura County interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU).

According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt, John Hajducko, once PCU realized that Flores was “using social media accounts to sell narcotics,” deputies went to work posing as potential customers for Flores’ illicit wares. Once they made online contact with him, they set up a meeting with Flores in close proximity to Hueneme High School in the City of Oxnard, the ostensible purpose of which was to complete a cash buy of controlled substances.

On September 17 th , contact was made and Flores was taken into custody “pursuant to a search warrant” obtained by deputies prior to their meeting with him. His person and vehicle were searched, leading deputies to the discovery of “1000 Farmapram pills, 2 ounces of cocaine, and U.S. currency,” all indicia that Flores had been actively engaged in the sales of controlled substances to individuals he had contacted through the internet.

Flores was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of possession for sales of a controlled substance, sales of controlled substances, and sales of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school. Once booked, he was released on his own recognizance.

Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Sheriff’s Department

Social Media Drug Dealer Busted was last modified: September 23rd, 2021 by admin
Categories: Ventura
Tags: drug sales, drugs

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