A Ventura County man has been sentenced to three years behind bars for involuntary manslaughter as the result of a fatal heroin overdose.
Prosecutors say Ryan Tepezano supplied Christopher Ariaz of Oxnard with the heroin which led to Ariaz’ death in 2015.
Oxnard Police detectives identified Tepezano as a suspect, and after getting search warrants raided two Oxnard homes. It led to the now 36 year old man’s arrest, and later guilty pleas to a number of drug related charges.
Prosecutors then pursued a manslaughter charge, setting the stage for Tepezano’s guilty plea.