Crime

Ventura woman arrested for possession of narcotics, slot machines

VENTURA, Calif. - A Ventura woman was arrested and an illegal gambling device was removed from her home after police issued a search warrant at a Ventura home.

Police raided the home on the 900 block of Sapphire Circle after receiving tips and complaints from nearby residents that there was suspicious activity going on inside.

Just before noon on Friday, police executed the search warrant and arrested Melissa Gosaynie, 47, of Ventura.

While searching the residence, police located over one-quarter ounce of suspected methamphetamine and other items that pointed to the sales of narcotics at the home.

Detective also found two functioning "Las Vegas" style slot machines inside the home.

Possession of illegal gambling devices is a misdemeanor in California.

Gosaynie was transported to the police department for questioning and then booked into the Ventura County Main Jail.

She could face felony charges for possession of a controlled substance for sales and a misdemeanor charge for possesion of the slot machines.


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