Fire agency investigates employees after possible overdoses

Posted at 11:14 AM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 14:14:54-04

A Southern California fire department is investigating potential misconduct by employees after four people were treated for possible drug overdoses at an out-of-town party.

Long Beach fire Capt. Jack Crabtree tells the Press-Telegram the department has been made aware of a "situation" regarding some employees in Santa Barbara last weekend.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded early Sunday to a report of a man and a woman not breathing at a home in the 2800 block of Exeter Place, which had been rented for a post-wedding celebration.

Sheriff’s officials say the two had symptoms of an opiate drug overdose and while deputies were there another man and woman displayed symptoms. Paramedics administered naloxone and all were hospitalized.

Officials say all four were from Long Beach and are believed to have snorted a white powder.