Eight people have been jailed following a 10-week investigation that uncovered 147 balloons of heroin and cocaine at homes in Oxnard, police said Friday.
The investigation and arrests were made by a team of narcotics officers from the Ventura Police Department and the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
Police said they received a tip about a group selling cocaine and heroin throughout Ventura and north to Oak View, and were eventually able to purchase heroin and cocaine from the suspects while working undercover.
Ricardo Ramirez, 27, was arrested Thursday after allegedly selling heroin and cocaine packaged in balloons to an undercover deputy. Police seized 28 balloons of drugs from Ramirez, officers said.