Two Santa Barbara Men Arrested on Narcotics Charges
Source: Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Nature of Incident: Narcotics Sales Arrests
Report Number: 20-136964/20-139211
Location: 200 Block of Wilson Street, Santa Barbara
Date & Time: October 7, 2020 @ 12:35 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office/Ojai Police Station - Ventura County Sheriff’s Office/ Narcotics Street Team
- Angel Ocampo-Garcia, 19 of Santa Barbara
- Luis Pacheco-Cervantes, 20 of Santa Barbara
On October 7, 2020, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Street Team concluded a narcotics sales investigation involving Angel Ocampo-Garcia and Luis Pacheco-Cervantes both of Santa Barbara, who were involved in the sales of narcotics to residents of Ventura County.
On October 3, 2020, patrol deputies assigned to the Ojai Police Station conducted a traffic enforcement stop of a vehicle for speeding in the area of Baldwin Road and Old Baldwin Road in the City of Ojai. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Ocampo-Garcia, out of Santa Barbara. During the ensuing investigation, deputies developed probable cause to search the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, deputies located a large quantity of marijuana packaged for sale. Deputies also located TCH vape pens and evidence of marijuana sales. Ocampo-Garcia was subsequently cited and released for misdemeanor possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana. During the investigation, detectives with the Narcotics Street Team were contacted and assisted in the investigation.
On October 7, 2020, detectives and patrol deputies assigned to the Ojai Police Station conducted follow up and subsequently obtained a search warrant for Ocampo-Garcia’s residence located in the 200 Block of Wilson Street in Santa Barbara. Additionally, detectives identified Pacheco-Cervantes as an associate of Ocampo-Garcia’s who was also involved in the sales of narcotics.
On October 7, 2020, detectives conducted a traffic enforcement stop of Ocampo-Garcia and Pacheco-Cervantes in the City of Santa Barbara. Detectives searched their vehicle pursuant to the ongoing investigation. Detectives found a large quantity of marijuana packaged for sale, TCH vape pens and psilocybin mushrooms. Detectives arrested both subjects and then executed a search warrant at their residence. The search yielded more narcotics and U.S. currency. In all, detectives seized 1,130 grams of marijuana, 103 THC vape pens, 140 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 398 Alprazolam pills and approximately $14,000 in narcotic sale proceeds.
Ocampo-Garcia and Pacheco-Cervantes were both arrested and booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility on various narcotics sale charges. They were both released on bail and are awaiting criminal proceedings.