Probation officers save life of local man with overdose antidote
Last updated 5/13/2021 at 8:12pm
SAN DIEGO – A group of San Diego County probation officers helped to save a life last week during a routine home visit, administering two doses of the drug naloxone to a 38-year-old local man who was suffering from a suspected opioid overdose.
Both opioid abuse and opioid-related drug overdoses have been steadily on the rise in the county for the past few years, including a growing trend of fentanyl-laced methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy, and other recreational drugs identified by law enforcement.
Denise Huffhines, Deputy Chief of Adult Reintegration and Community Supervision services,...