Overdose Leads to Drug Possession Arrest

Overdose Leads to Drug Possession Arrest
Photo: Drug evidence collected during arrest | San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office

Saturday, April 22, 2023, around 3:15 p.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department patrol units responded to a report of an unresponsive male in a vehicle parked outside a residence in downtown Carpinteria. 26-year-old Ojai resident Christopher Elizalde was discovered to be unresponsive and with a significant amount of illicit controlled substances and drug paraphernalia in his possession.

Sheriff’s deputies and detectives confiscated a substantial quantity of hazardous drugs, including suspected fentanyl, M30 pills, cocaine, and ketamine, all recovered within the vehicle.

Five hours later, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the SBSD Special Investigations Bureau served search and arrest warrants targeting Elizalde and his place of residence in Ojai. The ensuing search led to the discovery and seizure of a significant quantity of contraband including approximately 2.9 ounces of ketamine, 1.82 pounds of fentanyl, 1.16 pounds of cocaine, 4.6 ounces of heroin, 4.7 ounces of methamphetamine, 616 oxycodone M30 pills, and 50 benzodiazepine pills.

Elizalde was taken into custody and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail, here he was charged with possession of narcotics for sales, possession of methamphetamine for sales, transportation for sales of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine for sales, possession of benzodiazepine for sales, and possession of drug paraphernalia, with his bail set at $260,000.

Overdose Leads to Drug Possession Arrest was last modified: May 26th, 2023 by admin
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