Thousand Oaks – Narcotics and Firearms ArrestsEric Buschow
Nature of Incident: Narcotics and Firearms Arrests
Report Number: 19-5331
Location: 500 Block of Laurie Lane, Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: 01/10/2019 @ 16:50 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: City of Thousand Oaks Patrol
Ventura County Sheriff’s East County Street Narcotics Team
Ventura County District Attorney’s Office/Bureau of Investigations
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Travis Lee Trent Thousand Oaks 20
Matthew Douglas Robledo Fullerton 22
On January 10, 2019, patrol deputies from the City of Thousand Oaks Police Station and East
County Street Narcotics Street Team arrested Travis Trent, a resident of Thousand Oaks and
Matthew Robledo from Fullerton for their involvement in illegal activities in the City of Thousand
On January 10, 2019, patrol deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Station were dispatched to
the 500 Block of Laurie Lane regarding a possible overdose victim. Prior to their arrival, a
concerned citizen reported a disturbance and seeing an unknown subject discarding a duffel bag
near a vehicle in the carport of the apartment complex in question.
Upon arrival, patrol deputies made contact with Matthew Robledo who was visiting at the
residence and determined he was not suffering from a drug overdose, but was believed to be
under the influence of narcotics. Patrol deputies also contacted Travis Trent who lived at the
residence. Patrol deputies contacted and interviewed the occupants. Patrol deputies were
diligent in their investigation and quickly determined narcotics sales activity taking place at the
residence. Narcotics Detectives were summoned to assist with the investigation as well as an
Investigator from the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigations.
Patrol deputies found the duffel bag in question and found it had been discarded near a vehicle
belonging to Trent. Inside the duffel bag, deputies located two firearms and a large quantity of
Codeine syrup. Codeine syrup is highly abused and is illegal to possess without the proper
prescription from a medical professional. The duffel bag and the contents were determined to
belong to both Trent and Robledo.
Detectives ultimately conducted a search of Trent’s apartment pursuant to Trent’s Ventura
County probation terms. In all, detectives seized 238 grams of concentrated cannabis, 1,484
grams of marijuana, 4.8 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms, 120 ounces of Promethazine/Codeine
syrup, two unregistered firearms and a large quantity of money believed to be proceeds from
narcotics sales. Detectives also seized evidence indicative of illegal narcotics sales.
Trent and Robledo were both ultimately arrested and booked at the East Valley Jail on various
narcotics and firearms charges.
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Eduardo Malagon
News Release Date: 1/11/2019
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Corey Nicholas
Approved by: Captain Robert Thomas