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8 Arrested, Heroin and Cocaine Seized in Oxnard Drug Busts

May 20, 2000|MATT SURMAN | TIMES STAFF WRITER

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.

Martin Ramirez, 29, Jaudiel Guerrero, 22, and Noemi Guerrero, 24, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to sell heroin and cocaine after a search of a home in the 100 block of Woodland Street in Oxnard. Police also seized $1,200 in cash from the residence.

Bail was set at $50,000 for each of the suspects.

Police put the street value of the drugs at between $3,000 and $6,000.

Detectives later tracked down several potential buyers who had called to purchase drugs, police said.

Louis Schlosser, Nancy Fimbres, Peggy Allen and Dana Denison , all of Ventura, were arrested on suspicion of attempting to buy drugs.

Bail was set at $10,000 for each of them.

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