Photo: confiscated from Enriquez (VCSO)
October 4, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sr. Deputy Matt Smith, the citizens of Camarillo appear to be getting their money’s worth in terms of preventative law enforcement. Smith describes the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail (SED) as “six plainclothes detectives who focus on community issues that negatively affect the quality of life of the law-abiding citizens of Camarillo” with the mission of “reducing property and violent
crime through investigations and direct enforcement.”
Their “direct enforcement” protocols came into play in the early evening of September 30th pursuant to an ongoing investigation into the activities of 52-year-old Camarillo resident Noe Enriquez, whom the SED had been surveilling throughout the month as an individual suspected of active drug trafficking violations. Working in concert with the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit, detectives “located Enriquez at his residence” and served him with an active search warrant.
The ensuing search turned up “an amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia consistent with drug sales,” along with a loaded firearm and “cock fighting implements,” all of which were seized and taken into evidence.
Enriquez was taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of possession for sales of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, unlawful transfer of a firearm, and possession of cockfighting implements.” He remains in custody with his bail set at $50,000.
Photo: Courtesy VCSD Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail