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Suspected Cocaine Dealer Is Arrested

July 14, 1998|NICK GREEN

Deputies seized five ounces of cocaine from the Montalvo home of a suspected cocaine dealer and arrested the 42-year-old man, authorities said Monday.

Eliseo Guardado was booked into Ventura County Jail on suspicion of selling cocaine, said Bob Garcia, a narcotics detective with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies made several cocaine purchases from Guardado during a three-week investigation that culminated last Thursday, Garcia said.

Narcotics detectives say they saw Guardado sell a 28-year-old woman a small quantity of cocaine on 7th Street in Oxnard on Thursday.

The pair were stopped and the woman was arrested for possession of cocaine.

Deputies then served a search warrant and discovered the cocaine--which they said has an estimated street value of $3,000--at Guardado's home in the 600 block of Nightingale Street, Garcia said.

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