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Ventura man arrested in connection to suspected narcotics sales

VENTURA, Calif. - A man was arrested Thursday as part of a several week-long investigation regarding suspected sales of methamphetamine.

The suspect has been identified as Antonio Chavez, 42, of Ventura.

At around 11:40 a.m. Thursday, Ventura Police Department Street Crimes Unit Detectives located Chavez as he was leaving a residence on the 1200 block of Snipe Avenue in Ventura.

Chavez was detained without incident. Detectives then executed a search warrant at Chavez's home on the 3000 block of Channel Drive.

While searching the residence detectives located over an ounce and a half of methamphetamine, just under one ounce of heroin, one-quarter ounce of cocaine, evidence of narcotic sales and a large amount of cash.

Chavez was arrested in connection to several felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for sales and was transported to the Ventura County Main Jail.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Ventura Police Department Street Crimes Unit at (805) 339-4325.  An anonymous tip can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. 


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