Ventura/LA County Authorities Bust Major Drug Ring

Tuesday October 9, 2018

(Photo courtesy Ventura County Sheriff)

     The authorities in Ventura and Los Angeles counties say they've broken up a major illegal drug operation.

   They say the year-long investigation resulted in the identification of 15 suspects with 13 of them arrested and two at large.

   Narcotics detections also seized a total of 161 pounds of methamphetamine, 121 pounds of cocaine, more than 13 pounds of heroin, almost seven pounds of fentanyl, and 600 fentanyl pills.

   The combined value of all the illegal drugs was $10.8 million.

   They also confiscated $353,000 in drug-sales money and a dozen firearms.