Suspected drug dealer arrested in Ventura, found in possession of narcotics suspected for sale

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - A woman was arrested in connection to possession of drugs for sale on Wednesday in Ventura.

According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, detectives from the Sheriff's Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU) assisted by Ventura police, conducted a three-month-long narcotic investigation into Linda Thompson, of Ventura. 

Thompson was involved in the sales of suspected methamphetamine to Ventura residents, said officials.

Detectives found Thompson near her residence and detained. They performed a search of her person, vehicle and her residence.

Detectives were able to seize about one pound of suspected methamphetamine, five loaded syringes full of suspected heroin, prescription medications and a large amount of cash suspected to be made from the sale of illegal narcotics. 

Thompson was booked into custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Main Jail facility and could face possible charges of possession for sale of a controlled substance.

Thompson was released after posting her $50,000 bail.

Thompson’s arraignment court date is scheduled for May 3, 2019.

According to the Sheriff's office, the public may also anonymously use the email to report pharmaceutical related crimes involving prescription medications.

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