Felon Arrest Made for Possession of Firearms, Ammunition & Narcotics
Photo courtesy Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
Photo courtesy Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

On December 29, 2021, Fillmore resident Mark Plunkett was arrested for various firearms, ammunition, and narcotics violations.

In December 2021, detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit (SGU) began investigating Plunkett for unlawful firearm possession. Plunkett is a convicted felon and on parole for PC 245(a)(2) – Assault with a Firearm.

On December 29, 2021, at approximately 7:00 AM, SGU detectives, with the assistance of Fillmore Patrol Station personnel, contacted and detained Plunkett in the 500 block of Central Avenue in Fillmore. Detectives subsequently served a search warrant at Plunkett’s residences in the 500 block of Central Avenue and 600 block of River Street in Fillmore.

Detectives determined Plunkett was in possession of an unregistered “Ghost Gun” 9mm semiautomatic handgun, ammunition, high-capacity ammunition magazines, and illicit drugs.

Plunkett was arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, ammunition, and a high-capacity ammunition magazine. Additionally, he was arrested for possession of cocaine for sale, possession of cocaine while in possession of a firearm, and a felony parole violation. Plunkett was booked into the Ventura County Jail and his bail was set at $500,000.

There has been an increase of “Ghost Guns”, crudely manufactured firearms, and illegal firearm activities in Ventura County. If you have any information about unlawful firearm activities in the West County areas in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction, including in Fillmore, Saticoy, El Rio, and Ojai areas, please contact Detective Sergeant Beau Rodriguez at (805) 767-0360.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is grateful members of the public for their continued support and diligence in providing information to assist our agency in solving crimes. We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships.

Prepared by: Sergeant Beau Rodriguez
Approved by: Captain Don Aguilar