An Oxnard home and a house in Camarillo were seized Monday by U.S. marshals under a federal forfeiture law aimed at curbing drug dealing, an FBI spokesman said.
Assistant U.S. Atty. Carolyn M. Reynolds alleged in civil complaints that both properties were used on numerous occasions to store, conceal and sell cocaine.
The seizures followed the arrests of Jose Luis Sanchez and Juanita Sanchez, who were taken into custody at their Oxnard home at 3220 Isle Way on Aug. 5. Officers of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said they found more than a pound of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, a .357-magnum revolver and currency at the Sanchez home.
The home at 1092 Dara St. in Camarillo was that of Carol Jean Wagers, where police last year found bundles of cocaine, a dozen 100-ounce bars of silver and $15,450 in cash.
The 1984 Comprehensive Crime Control Act allows law-enforcement officials to seize property from suspected drug dealers and keep up to 90% of the profits.