On May 26, 2021, the Sheriff’s Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU) concluded an investigation into Devon Lippman, 41 years, Hollywood resident, who was wanted in connection with his sale of narcotics to a Thousand Oaks resident which resulted in a non-fatal overdose.
On March 9, 2021, patrol deputies were dispatched to an address in the 400 block of Havenside Avenue in Thousand Oaks for a non-fatal overdose. PCU detectives were called in to assist with the investigation. Detectives identified Lippman as the suspect who sold Ketamine to the victim. Detectives learned the drugs were purchased in an online transaction.
On May 26, 2021, PCU detectives served a search warrant at Lippman’s residence in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. During the service of the search warrant, detectives seized large amounts of cocaine, fentanyl, GHB, LSD, Marijuana, Psilocybin, numerous pharmaceutical medications as well as U.S Currency and other items indicative of narcotics sales. Additional US Currency was seized from Lippman’s online monetary accounts by financial investigators with the District Attorney’s Office after it was determined those were proceeds from Lippman’s drug sales.
Lippman was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Main Jail for sales of a controlled substance, possession for sales of a dangerous drug, sales of a dangerous drug and possession for sales of cannabis.
Lippman posted $50,000 bail and was released from custody. He is scheduled for arraignment on June 11, 2021 in Ventura County Superior Court.