San Diego, CA–Sheriff’s deputies and medical staff assigned to the George Bailey Detention Facility in Otay Mesa used medication to save seven individuals suspected of overdosing on fentanyl.
The incident occurred on Saturday just before 1:30 p.m. Deputies were alerted to a medical emergency of an individual found unresponsive inside a housing unit.
Deputies quickly notified medical staff and administered Naloxone. Also known as Narcan, Naloxone is a nasal spray commonly used to counter decreased breathing in an opioid overdose.
As deputies were assisting the individual, another person was exhibiting the symptoms of being under the influence. Deputies and medical staff provided treatment and administered Naloxone. As deputies and medical staff provided medical care to these two individuals, five other individuals within the same housing unit were showing signs of being under the influence of drugs. Deputies and medical staff immediately provided treatment and Naloxone was administered to these individuals. Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians were called to assist in medical treatment.
All seven individuals were transported to local hospitals for further treatment and are all expected to recover.