Two charged in connection with Meiners Oaks heroin death

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
Two men are in jail, facing charges in connection with a drug-related death in Meiners Oaks. As of March 9, Clinton Zachary Erickson, 23, of Meiners Oaks, and Gregory Scott Ledbetter, 26, of Ventura, remained in the Ventura County Main Jail, each accused of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal heroin overdose of a 23-year-old Meiners Oaks man.
Officers from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office (VCSO) responded Dec. 29 to an emergency call in Meiners Oaks, according to VCSO Detective Chip Cadman, where they determined the man had died from an overdose of heroin. Agents from the VCSO Major Crimes Bureau and the county's interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit initiated an investigation, he said, which ultimately led them to the two suspects.

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