Suspect Arrested in Canyon Country for Narcotics and Weapons ChargesEric Buschow
Nature of Incident: Narcotics Arrest
Report Number: 18-185353
Location: 16000 Block of Silver Saddle Circle, Canyon Country
Date & Time: 11/30/2018 @ 2:10 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s East County Street Narcotics Team
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
Austin Navarro Canyon Country 28
On November 30, 2018, Detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office East County Street
Narcotics Team concluded a narcotics sales investigation into Austin Navarro out of Canyon
Country, who was involved in the sales of narcotics to residents of Ventura County.
On November 30, 2018, Narcotics Detectives conducted a traffic stop of Navarro as he left his
residence in Canyon Country. Detectives searched Navarro’s vehicle pursuant to a signed
search warrant and arrested him for narcotics related charges stemming from the investigation.
Following Navarro’s arrest, Narcotics Detectives executed a search warrant at Navarro’s
residence located in the 16000 block of Silver Saddle Circle in Canyon Country. Detectives
located approximately 48 grams of cocaine and 44 grams of “Molly” or MDMA which is also
commonly referred to as ecstasy. Molly is an illegal and dangerous “club drug” that is abused for
its stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. The use of Molly can lead to severe medical
complications and even death. Detectives located scales, packaging, money believed to be
proceeds from narcotic sales, a loaded, unregistered firearm and a ballistic vest.
Navarro was transported to Ventura County and was subsequently booked at the Pre-Trial
Detention Facility for narcotics and firearms related charges. Navarro is currently awaiting court
proceedings and his bail was set at $50,000.00.
Prepared by: Detective Sergeant Eduardo Malagon
News Release Date: 12/05/2018
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Robert Brady
Approved by: Captain Robert Thomas