Police swarm Cher's home in massive drug raid; Fentanyl dealer arrested, revealed to be Cher's assistant's son
Police did clarify that the 72-year-old singer had no role to play in this incident or arrest. The singer wasn't at home at the time the police swarmed the place.
A joint operation consisting of The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit, Directed Enforcement Unit and a Special Enforcement Unit stormed the singer Cher's Malibu home on Thursday and concluded a two-week narcotic investigation. It ended with the arrest of a 23-year-old suspect by the name of Donovan Ruiz from the property on Pacific Coast Highway, states a release from the Ventura County Sheriff's office. During the raid on the home in search of narcotics, the police also seized evidence related to Ruiz's selling of illegal controlled substances.
News Story - Narcotics Arrest https://t.co/ePqHlslkE6— Ventura Co. Sheriff (@VENTURASHERIFF) September 28, 2018
Ruiz, according to TMZ, is reportedly Cher's assistant's son and lives at this California home of the singer. Police, however, have not confirmed or commented on the association. However, police did clarify that the 72-year-old singer had no role to play in this incident or arrest. The singer wasn't at home at the time the police swarmed the place as she is currently busy with an international tour in Australia.
The raid was on a large scale as neighbors and witnesses mentioned seeing a huge posse of patrol cars, paramedics and a fire truck being called to the property. The elaborate arrangements were probably made because the cops were expecting some violence during the arrest.
Ruiz who is currently been labeled as a suspect has been stated to be involved in the sales of suspected Fentanyl to residents in the Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, a police report stated.
The release also mentioned how the Fentanyl sold by Ruiz was consumed by a victim in Thousand Oaks who later overdosed and died. Additional charges may be applied on Ruiz for this death. He has been sent to custody at the Ventura Main Jail for sales of a controlled substance. Ruiz's bail was set at $500,000 and his arraignment will take place on Monday, October 1 at 1.30pm.