Wednesday March 09, 2022
A Simi Valley man is due in court Thursday to face a host of drug-related charges following an investigation by police that led to the seizure of a large amount of illegal drugs including fentanyl.
The investigation began on February 28th when detectives from the Simi Valley Police Special Investigations Unit received information that a wanted parolee was in their city.
They responded to his last known location and set up surveillance.
Later that night they were in Oxnard and requested that OPD conduct an enforcement stop on the suspect’s vehicle in Oxnard.
The driver, 49-year-old Miguel Morales of Simi Valley, was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Ventura County Jail on a felony parole warrant.
The detectives conducted a search of his vehicle and they say they recovered 20,000 pressed pills believed to be fentanyl, one pound of fentanyl in powder form, one pound of methamphetamine, and a lot of cash.
That led to a number of drug-related charges being filed against him.
Morales remains in the Ventura County Jail with bail set at $100,000 but he is not eligible for release because of the parole violation.
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