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Ventura – Guns and Narcotics Found During Probation Search

Nature of Incident: Felon in possession of a shotgun
Report Number: 18-185810
Location: 200 block of Walnut Drive, Ventura, CA
Date & Time: 12/05/18 @ 5:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(A) Gregory Ledbetter Ventura 28
On November 30, 2018, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit conducted a probation search in the 200 block of Walnut Drive in the City of Ventura, at the residence of Gregory Ledbetter. Ledbetter is a convicted felon with ties to a local white supremacist criminal street gang. During the performance of the probation search, deputies located a 20 gauge shotgun, ammunition, a large quantity of methamphetamine, Xanax pills and heroin. Ledbetter was not present at the time the probation search was conducted and never returned to his residence after the Sheriff’s Gang Unit conducted the search.

On December 5, 2018, the Sheriff’s Gang Unit located Ledbetter hiding inside of a residence in the 8000 block of North Bank Drive in the City of Ventura. Ledbetter was contacted and arrested for firearm and narcotics violations without incident.

Anyone with further information regarding this investigation or any gang and illegal firearm information is encouraged to contact Detective Tyler Ebell at 805-654-2856.

Prepared by: Detective Tyler Ebell
News Release Date: 12/07/18
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Sergeant Victor Medina

(805) 654-3551

Approved by: Captain Todd Inglis