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Custody Deputies Deploy Narcan at Main Jail: Two Inmates Successfully Resuscitated

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Two inmates who were found unconscious at the Main Jail were successfully resuscitated using Narcan. On Thursday, September 7, 2023, at approximately 5:45 a.m., custody deputies found a male inmate lying on the ground in the dayroom, unresponsive. Custody staff quickly requested an emergency medical response, administered two rounds of Narcan to the inmate and attached an AED to his chest. After the second dose of Narcan, the inmate regained consciousness, and was transported to an area hospital for follow-up treatment.


In a second incident, at approximately 1:20 p.m., an inmate was found in the same housing area, lying unresponsive in his bunk. Custody deputies again called for an emergency medical response and administered three doses of Narcan to the patient who regained consciousness and was also transported to an area hospital for follow-up treatment.


The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public of the dangers of opioids and opioid overdose, as well as the importance of recognizing the signs of an opioid overdose and accessibility to the opioid reversal drug, Narcan. Opioid overdose can be due to many factors including deliberate misuses of a prescription, illicit opioid use (such as heroin), or use of an opioid contaminated with other even more potent opioids (such as fentanyl). Overdose can also occur when a patient takes an opioid as directed but for which the prescriber miscalculated the opioid dose, when an error was made by the dispensing pharmacist, or when the patient misunderstood the directions for use. In each of these scenarios, it is vital to recognize and be prepared for a possible life-threatening opioid overdose emergency. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that we continue to offer FREE Narcan at each of the Sheriff’s substations.  Members of the public can come to the lobby of ANY Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Station during business hours, obtain information about a short instructional video and receive Narcan.


Below is list of Sheriff’s Office locations where the public can receive FREE Narcan:

Buellton Sheriff’s Station
City of Buellton Police Department
140 W. Highway 246
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 686-8150

Coastal Bureau Sheriff’s Station
City of Carpinteria Police Department
5775 Carpinteria Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93103
(805) 568-3399

Goleta Valley Patrol Bureau
City of Goleta Police Department
4434 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 681-4100

Isla Vista Foot Patrol
6504 Trigo Rd.
Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 681-4179

Lompoc Valley Sheriff’s Station
3500 Harris Grade Rd.
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 737-7737

New Cuyama Sheriff’s Station
70 Newsome St.
New Cuyama, CA 93254
(661) 766-2310

Santa Maria Sheriff’s Station
812 W. Foster Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 934-6150

Santa Ynez Valley Station
City of Solvang Police Department
1745 Mission Dr.
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 686-5000

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