County narcotics officers concluded a three-month investigation this week with the arrests of five Oxnard residents on drug charges.
Officers from the Oxnard Police Department, Ventura County Sheriff's Department, Port Hueneme Police Department and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency searched two houses in Oxnard and one in Port Hueneme, said Sgt. Frank Devorick of the Oxnard Police Department.
Officers seized three pounds of cocaine, $17,000 worth of gold jewelry, $12,000 in cash, two handguns, a rifle, two vehicles and assorted household appliances from the three houses, Devorick said.
Melchor Hernandez Vaca, 39, Carlos Hernandez Vaca, 32, and Martin Hernandez Vaca, 29, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and on suspicion of possession for sale of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $100,000 for each.