Crime

Inmates treated for opioid overdose at Santa Barbara County Jail

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Multiple inmates at the Santa Barbara County Jail received medical treatment after overdosing on opioids.

It happened at around 3:30 p.m. in one of the dormitory housing units in the northwest side of the jail complex. The jail is located between Santa Barbara and Goleta at 4436 Calle Real. 

According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, one inmate began showing symptoms of an overdose and collapsed. Jail staff used an anti-opiod spray known as Narcan to stop the symptoms of his overdose.

After the first inmate, several other inmates began exhibiting symptoms of opioid overdose. 

Some inmates were treated at the jail but others were being prepped to be taken to the local hospital for treatment. 

There were nine total inmates that exhibited opioid overdose symptoms. 

It's unclear how any of the inmates got their hands on anything that could cause an opioid overdose.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office will investigate where the inmates got the drugs and what kind of opioid the inmates used. 

This is a developing situation, and we will provide updates as we get more information.


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