Narcotics Arrests | Suspected of Selling Heroin and Meth

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release  Eric Pfefferle

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release  

On May 8th 2018, detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU) assisted by the Simi Valley Police Department concluded a one month narcotic investigation into 27 year old Simi Valley resident, Eric Pfefferle, who was involved in the sales of suspected heroin and methamphetamine to residents of Ventura County.

Detectives located and detained Pfefferle in Simi Valley and served a signed search warrant on his person, vehicle and at his residence. During this investigation detectives were able to seize approximately one pound of suspected methamphetamine, four ounces of heroin and a small amount of cocaine and miscellaneous prescription medications, including Suboxone strips.

Additionally, while detectives were at the location serving the search warrant, a female later identified as Isabel Leal, a transient, arrived at the location and was found to have a Los Angeles County felony warrant for identity theft and a misdemeanor narcotics related warrant. Leal was arrested and booked into custody at the Ventura County Main Jail by the Simi Valley Police Department.

Pfefferle was booked into custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s East County Jail facility for 11351(a) H&S – possession for sale of a controlled substance, 11378 H&S – possession for sale of a controlled substance and a Los Angeles County misdemeanor narcotics related warrant.

On May 10th, 2018, this case was forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review. The District Attorney’s office elected to file one count of 11351 H&S and one count of 11378 H&S.

The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit is a task force made up of members from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Thousand Oaks Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, the Simi Valley Police Department, and the Ventura Police Department. The primary mission of the task force is combatting the transfer of legal prescription medication to the illegal market. In addition, the task force works to identify and stop new trends of abuse among the younger population and investigates overdoses due to both prescription medication and illicit drug use.

The public may also anonymously use the email to report pharmaceutical related crimes involving prescription medications.

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