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Prosecutors Say Conejo Valley Man Could Get Life In Prison For Dealing Heroin Which Led To Fatal Overdose

One of 12 people indicted in federal DEA operation

Federal prosecutors say a Conejo Valley man is among a dozen people indicted this week on charges they dealt drugs which led to fatal overdoses.

Prosecutors say Bradley Shepley of Westlake Village supplied heroin to an Oak Park man who died from an overdose in 2017. If convicted, he would spend the rest of his life in federal prison.

The 35 year old man was found guilty in 2017 in Los Angeles County of two felony narcotics charges. If federal prosecutors convict him of the new charges, and show he had past felony convictions, Shepley would receive a mandatory life without the possibility of parole sentence.

Shipley had pled not guilty to the charges in the indictment. He’s been held in federal custody without the possibility of bail.

The 11 cases involving 12 people were the result of a federal Drug Enforcement Administration operation.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.