Ventura County sheriff's deputies arrested four people Saturday after finding evidence of narcotics and identity theft during a traffic stop In Newbury Park.
The arrests occurred around 10 a.m. in the area of Highway 101 and Ventu Park Road after deputies pulled over the vehicle with an expired registration sticker.
In addition to evidence of possible drug use in the vehicle, the deputies found several personal items that they learned had been stolen from residents of Paso Robles and Camarillo for use to commit identity theft, according to authorities.
The occupants were identified as a 21-year-old man, a 22-year-old woman and a 26-year-old woman, all from Paso Robles, and a 27-year-old man from Templeton. All were all arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of felony conspiracy and various narcotics and identity theft charges.
Jeremy Childs is a breaking news and public safety reporter covering the night shift for the Ventura County Star. He can be reached by calling 805-437-0208 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find him on Twitter @Jeremy_Childs.
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