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2 Suspects Are Jailed on Drug Allegations

March 16, 1998|TROY HEIE

Two men suspected of selling narcotics remained in jail Sunday after they were arrested by Oxnard police, authorities said.

Using a search warrant, officers found half an ounce of cocaine and a large amount of marijuana at a home in the 4100 block of South F Street in Oxnard, police said. Packaging paraphernalia and $500 in cash also were found, police said.

Roman Alonzo Simental, 25, and Jason Gabriel Montes, 19, both of Oxnard, were arrested about 4:20 p.m. Friday. They were booked into Ventura County Jail on suspicion of possession of narcotics for sale.

Bail was set at $20,000 for Simental and $10,000 for Montes, a jail official said.

Another man, 36-year-old Juan Manuel Tamayo of Oxnard, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of narcotics. He was booked into jail Friday but was later released, police said.

Authorities did not disclose the estimated street value of the cocaine or how much marijuana was found. An investigation is continuing, police said.

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