Two from Santa Barbara arrested on drug sale charges


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Two Santa Barbara men were arrested this week on suspicion of selling various drugs to Ventura County residents, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation began Oct. 3 by Ojai deputies in the area of Baldwin Road and Old Baldwin Road.

Deputies pulled over a vehicle and spoke to the driver, identified as Angel Ocampo-Garcia, 19, of Santa Barbara. A search of the vehicle revealed packaged marijuana, THC vape pens and other evidence of drug sales. Authorities cited Ocampo-Garcia on suspicion of misdemeanor possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana.

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Further investigation led to a second traffic stop on Wednesday in Santa Barbara. Ocampo-Garcia was contacted as well as Luis Pacheco-Cervantes, 20, of Santa Barbara, and a search warrant was served for their vehicle.

The search yielded more marijuana packaged for sale as well as psilocybin mushrooms. A second search warrant was served after their arrests at their residence. In total, detectives seized over a kilogram of marijuana, 103 THC vape pens, 140 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 398 Xanax pills and approximately $14,000 in cash deemed to be proceeds from drug sales.

Both Ocampo-Garcia and Pacheco-Cervantes were arrested on suspicion of multiple felony narcotics sales violations. They were booked into county jail and have since been released on bail.

Jeremy Childs is a breaking news and public safety reporter covering the night shift for the Ventura County Star. He can be reached by calling 805-437-0208 or emailing [email protected] You can also find him on Twitter @Jeremy_Childs.

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