Man arrested after Ventura County deputy discovers 67 pounds of meth inside his vehicle

A Hemet man was arrested in Thousand Oaks for possessing 67 pounds of methamphetamine.

On August 2nd a Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy and his K9 partner pulled over a vehicle near the Westlake Promenade for a traffic violation.

The driver identified himself as Oscar Sainz Ponce. During the traffic stop the deputy discovered Ponce had an active arrest warrant out of Orange County for driving on a suspended license. 

The deputy then deployed his K9 to search the man’s vehicle and soon discovered approximately 67 pounds of methamphetamine inside the trunk. 

According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office the street value of the methamphetamine seized is approximately $600,000. They also said the methamphetamine consisted of approximately 304,000 individual doses.

Ponce was arrested and booked for the Orange County Warrant where he remains in custody on $50,000 bail.