Oxnard Man Affiliated With Local Gang Faces Federal Narcotics-Trafficking and Firearm Charges
LOS ANGELES—A Ventura County man is in federal custody after being charged with possessing methamphetamine he intended to sell and illegally possessing firearms, the FBI announced today.
Roy Jesus Alonzo, also known as “Casper” and “Ghost,” 46, of Oxnard, was arrested on December 27 without incident.
Alonzo, who is reputedly affiliated with the Sur Town Chiques street gang, was charged in an indictment returned on November 30 by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles with possession with intent to distribute over an ounce of methamphetamine, carrying and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
According to the indictment, Alonzo carried and possessed a 9mm semi-automatic handgun during the alleged drug trafficking in February 2023.
The indictment further alleges that Alonzo was in possession of the handgun and six rounds of 9mm ammunition after having been convicted of several felony offenses, including robbery, in Ventura Superior Court.
Alonzo made his initial appearance on December 27 in United States District Court, where he was ordered detained. A trial date has been scheduled for February 20, 2024. If he were to be convicted, Alonzo would face a statutory maximum sentence of 60 years in federal prison.
The investigation into Alonzo is being conducted by the Ventura County Violent Crime Task Force, which includes the FBI, the Oxnard Police Department, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ventura Police Department.
Assistant United States Attorney Matt Coe-Odess is prosecuting this case.
An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.