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Moorpark – Gang Member Arrested For Narcotics Distribution

Nature of Incident: Arrest of gang member involved in large scale narcotics distribution


Report Number: 18-167711

Location: Los Angeles Ave at S. Moorpark Rd, Moorpark

Date & Time: December 19th, 2018, at 1115 hours

Unit(s) Responsible: Moorpark Investigations Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

(A) Carlos Alberto Rodriguez Moorpark 28 years


On December 19th, 2018, at approximately 1115 hours, detectives with the Ventura County

Sheriff’s – Moorpark Investigations Bureau arrested Carlos Rodriguez, as part of an ongoing

investigation involving a large scale narcotics distribution network. The network was organized

and directed by inmates within the California Department of Corrections who conspired with

Ventura County based gang members in order to distribute large amounts of heroin, cocaine and

methamphetamine throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. The arrest of Rodriguez

was directly related to a series of arrests that occurred earlier in the month of December in and

around the City of Moorpark.

Detectives observed Rodriguez driving in the area of Los Angeles Avenue and S. Moorpark Road

in the City of Moorpark and conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle. Rodriguez was immediately

arrested on the outstanding drug related charges. Detectives then served a search warrant on

Rodriguez’ home and vehicle and recovered a large sum of cash, as well as other evidence

related to narcotics trafficking.

Rodriguez was arrested for possession for sale of a controlled substance, transportation for sale

of a controlled substance, conspiracy to commit drug sales and participation in a criminal street

gang. He is currently in custody at the Ventura County Mail Jail in lieu of $1,000,000.00 bail.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are anticipated.

Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Kevin Lynch #3053

News Release Date: December 20th, 2018

Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Sergeant Kevin Lynch

(805) 947-8151

Approved by:

Captain John Reilly