Overdose deaths attributed to the synthetic opioid fentanyl skyrocketed in LA County over a five-year period ending in 2021, with such fatalities increasing by 1,280%.
There’s been growing concern that large amounts of ecstasy pills contaminated with fentanyl are circulating in the LA-area drug market.
Police worried there was a batch of heroin cut with fentanyl going around after four people overdosed in the same area of Second Street.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said four people from Long Beach were saved after they appeared to have overdosed on opioids. The Long Beach Fire Department said it’s now looking into whether any of those people were employees at the department.
Two men and two women from Long Beach were hospitalized early Sunday after displaying symptoms of an opiate overdose while at a post-wedding celebration at a rented Santa Barbara house, authorities said.