Investigators with the Ventura County Fentanyl and Overdose Crimes Units (VCFOCUS) concluded an investigation of Jessica Valadez a 32-year-old-woman of Oxnard for allegedly selling counterfeit prescription pills containing Fentanyl to Ventura County residents.
During the month of May 2023, investigators assigned to the Ventura County Fentanyl Overdose and Crimes Units (VCFOCUS), received information that Jessica Valadez was selling counterfeit prescription pills that contained the deadly drug Fentanyl. The pills appeared to be legitimate Oxycodone pills, light blue in color and stamped with “M 30” but were actually fraudulent pills containing Fentanyl.
During the investigation, investigators obtained a search warrant for Valadez’ residence and vehicle. On May 26, 2023, at approximately 8:10 PM, VCFOCUS investigators located Valadez driving into the parking lot located in the 2000 block of North Rose Avenue.
Valadez was detained and the search warrant was served. As a result, investigators seized 309 fraudulent Oxycodone pills. The street level price for one of these pills is approximately ten to fifteen dollars per pill. The approximately value of the pills possessed by Valadez is $3,090.00
Jessica Valadez was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail for violating California Health and Safety Code section 11351(a) / possession of a controlled substance for sale, and 11352(a) / transportation of a controlled substance.
According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, fraudulent prescription Oxycodone pills, such as the ones seized from Valadez, typically contain .02 to 5.1 milligrams of fentanyl per tablet and a potentially lethal dose of Fentanyl is 2 milligrams.
The public may contact investigators from the VCFOCUS at (805) 383-8700 or VCFOCUS@ventura.org with additional information about this case, or any other information related to narcotics.