Santa Paula shop owner arrested at Ventura home for alleged drug charges
By Peggy Kelly
Santa Paula News
Published: December 19, 2012
The owner of a Santa Paula specialty shop was arrested last week, as he was leaving his Ventura home, for alleged drug related violations, including selling marijuana from his West Harvard Boulevard business.
According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Duraid Durra, 33, the owner of a shop located on the 100 block of West Harvard Boulevard, was arrested December 10 at his residence along with three other men.
The Sheriff’s Department had a warrant to search Durra’s business, located in a strip mall on the north side of Harvard Boulevard west of Palm Avenue and across the street from several drive through restaurants. At the business, detectives seized packages of substances believed to be spice and bath salts, which were displayed for sale.
Investigators also searched Durra’s residence in the 10000 block of Jamestown Circle in Ventura. The search resulted in detectives seizing more than 10 pounds of marijuana, several grams of methamphetamine, cocaine, and an unknown amount of currency. Detectives also reportedly located marijuana packaged for sale in Durra’s vehicle.
The investigation was launched by reports that Durra was selling marijuana from his West Harvard Boulevard business, a so-called smoke shop. In recent months the business had relocated from its former location in the strip mall holding the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Authorities also arrested three other residents of the home, Cleland Weber, 45, Hugh Setterfield, 55, and David Reed, 41. The arrests were made at about 11 a.m. Monday, December 10. The suspects were taken into custody for alleged drug-related violations and booked into Ventura County Jail.