Dealer Arrested for Fentanyl Death
December 15, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
Since the earliest days of American journalism, the mantra “if it bleeds, it leads” has held sway over what mainstream print and electronic media has chosen to hysterically purvey to a world eager to keep abreast of “the news.”
Today, it appears as though the media is hardly exaggerating or sensationalizing the facts of a trend that seems to be killing Americans at an accelerating rate. In November of this year, the Center for Disease Control released the 2021 national death toll caused by drug overdoses, currently at 100,000 and rising daily.
The leading cause of this deadly epidemic is the use of fentanyl as an opioid “enhancement” and its widespread availability. Evidence of its availability came once again in the city of Camarillo on November 11, 2021, when Ventura County Sheriff’s Department deputies attached to the Camarillo Patrol Division were called to a Lantana Street residence. According to VCSD spokesman Sgt. John Hajducko, upon arrival, deputies discovered “a subject who was
deceased as a result of a drug overdose.”
The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit soon identified 37-year-old Camarillo resident Jeremy Kerr “as the suspect who sold the narcotics to the victim.” On December 16 th , Hajducko released information detailing Kerr’s arrest pursuant to a warrant search at Kerr’s residence which led to the discovery of an undisclosed amount of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and a collapsible baton, classified as a dangerous weapon under the California Penal Code.
Kerr was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance, sales of a controlled substance, possession of a dangerous drug, and possession of a dangerous weapon. Kerr posted bond on a bail of $100,000 and has been released from custody.