Early Friday morning, officers from the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to a drug overdose on the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde.

The victim, a 21-year-old male, was reported “unconscious and not breathing,” said Daniel Calderon, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) deputy.

When police arrived at the scene around 1:30 a.m., the victim was found unresponsive. After attempting life-saving efforts, deputies gave the victim naloxone, which allowed him to become responsive and breathe on his own, Calderon said in a press release sent out Friday morning.

Once stabilized, the victim was taken to a local hospital for further treatment.

This is the second time in 24 hours that naloxone has been administered in I.V. for a drug overdose.

Early Thursday morning, a 20-year-old female was found unresponsive at a residence on the 6600 block of Trigo Road. After finding prescription opioid medication near the victim, deputies deployed naloxone.

Naloxone hydrochloride, also known by its brand name Narcan, is administered in situations of an opioid overdose. Naloxone has been deployed over seven times in I.V. since the implementation of the SBSO naloxone program last April.


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