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Seven arrested in joint Ventura County-federal drug investigation

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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
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Some of the drugs seized during a joint Ventura County-federal DEA investigation.

Some 50,000 fentanyl pills seized.

Ventura County, and federal Drug Enforcement Administration investigators say a joint operation in Southern California led to seven arrests, and the seizure of more than 50,000 fentanyl pills.

Detectives and DEA agents conducted a several month long investigation into Homero Diaz of Bakersfield. They say he was dealing methamphetamine, as well as phony pills laced with fentanyl in Ventura County.

The investigation led to the arrest of Diaz, a Ventura man, as well as three men from Compton and one from Riverside. They are all facing federal drug dealing charges.

In addition to the 50,000 fentanyl pills, about 45 pounds of methamphetamine was seized. The estimated street value of the drugs is around $230,000.