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LASD Captain Robert Lewis of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's StationCaptain Robert Lewis of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and county and city officials will hold a news conference Wednesday morning about the station’s effort to combat opioid-related drug overdoses in the SCV.

Joining Lewis are Fifth District County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth and representatives from the city of Santa Clarita; Dr. Darrin Privett, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital; and Cary Quashen, ACTION Family Counseling and Henry Mayo Hospital.

After an alarming number of eight opioid overdose emergencies occurred within a 72-hour period in April, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, with the support of the Santa Clarita City Council, formed a team focused directly on locating and arresting local illegal narcotics dealers.

Six suspects were arrested in late April in conection with those overdoses.

Narcotics seized during the team’s operation will be displayed during the news conference, slated to start at 11 a.m. at the SCV Sheriff’s Station, 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia 91355.

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7 Comments

  1. Sarah Storr Sarah Storr says:

    Henry Mayo Hospital doesn’t care about opioid addiction!!! This is a nurse who supposedly works there and she doesn’t care if they overdose!!! Her name is Randi Morgan here is a comment from her on a different post about addiction and overdose!!!

  2. Sarah Storr Sarah Storr says:

    I think that people who vow to help others and take an oath to help others shouldn’t be allowed to be in the medical field! I wouldn’t want someone like this to have to work on one of my loved ones if they overdosed because obviously she doesn’t care if they die! 😡

  3. Sarah Storr Sarah Storr says:

    Cynthia Padilla-Gardette remember this post?!

  4. Bart Joseph Bart Joseph says:

    So the plan is to have the fox watch the chicken coop? The task force is a drug dealer, a detox agency, tax collector. Sounds more like the beginning of a bad joke.

  5. Tawny Biggs says:

    This is wonderful. I thank everyone that is choosing to care and stand up and do something. It is appreciated by so many.

  6. El Rey El Rey says:

    This is so stupid. They really want me to believe they’re big dealers of pills in the valley? Lol. Nope. It’s just the Dr folks. Younger kids have been dieing due to getting into adult family members pill bottles. Gettinf hooked is easy. The supplier even easier. So what task force are the speaking of? One for parents with pill problems? Silly to watch the sheriffs pretend they know what to do with the situation.

  7. Pam says:

    You have got that right El Rey. The problem is NOT from drug dealers, the problem is BIG pharma encourages medical doctors to prescribe their harmful and fatal pills and flood our homes with dangerous chemicals. Doctors then get people hooked on the opiods instead of giving people the knowledge on how to deal with pain safely and effectively. It is easier and quicker for a doctor to just hand out a prescription for pain (continuously) than help a patient recover safely. The other problem is that kids will find these pills in their home medicine cabinet and use it for a quick high and give it to their friends, unaware of the extreme dangers of these pills. Doctors don’t educate their patients, patients don’t extend that education to their loved ones, and BOOM a disaster happens. Countless deaths of young and old happen every year from prescription drug overdose. It has now gotten to epidemic proportions. Just look at Ohio. They too are in a state of panic. http://mha.ohio.gov/Portals/0/assets/Initiatives/GCOAT/Combatting-the-Opiate-Crisis.pdf

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