3 arrested as part of drug bust in Oxnard

OXNARD, Calif.

Narcotics detectives received word that 31-year-old Jesus Pena, a known member of the South Side Chiques criminal street gang, was selling methamphetamine from a home in the 300 block of Bryce Canyon Avenue.

Officers conducting surveillance witnessed Pena making a narcotics sale.

A warrant was obtained, and Pena's residence was searched. Pena was located in a car driven by fellow South Side Chiques member Alfredo Canchola. During the search, authorities found 6 grams of methamphetamine and 2 grams of cocaine on Pena. They also found a loaded 40 caliber handgun and a digital scale in the car he was in.

Pena's house turned up approximately half an ounce of methamphetamine, a scale and several items of gang attire.

Pena and Canchola were arrested for possessing, selling and transporting a controlled substance, carrying a loaded handgun, possessing a controlled substance while armed, and committing a crime for the benefit of a criminal street gang.

Pena's mother, Gloria Vasquez, was arrested for possession and being under the influence of a controlled substance. All three were booked Wednesday into Ventura County Sheriff's Department's main jail.

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