Investigation leads to cocaine
by Lenny Roberts
Narcotics detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department
and the Ventura Police Department completed a month-long investigation
into the street-level sales of cocaine in Oak View when José
Luis Gutierrez, 25, was arrested last Wednesday during the execution
of a search warrant at his home in the 500 block of Mahoney Avenue.
According to Sgt. Bob Garcia, authorities observed Gutierrez
selling cocaine in front of his home, directly across the street
from the former Oak View Elementary School, and at other Oak
View locations. Garcia added that slightly more than a quarter
ounce of cocaine with a street value of $560 was seized from
Gutierrez's residence, along with more than $800 in cash.
Gutierrez was booked into the Ventura County main jail on charges
of sales of cocaine, possession of cocaine for sales and selling
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. Bail was set at $50,000.
© 2002 The Ojai Valley News
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