Skip to Content

Inmate death from possible overdose at Northern Branch Jail

SANTA MARIA, Calif.– Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office announced that an inmate has died at the Northern Branch Jail.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office previously reported that the cause of death was from an overdose, but has since recalled that statement as deputies work to confirm the circumstances surrounding the in-custody death.

Sheriffs deputies were asked to conduct an independent outside investigation into a possible overdose death at the jail.

The investigation determined the individual was escorted into an observation cell upon arrival at the jail. Custody deputies administered Narcan and attempted reverse overdose measures before the person was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead, according to the SB Sheriff's report.

The individual had been arrested for violating their parole conditions in a check-the-welfare service call in the 800 block of Redwood Ave.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's continue to investigate the in-custody death. Identity and specific details remain unknown at this time.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County
northern branch jail
Santa Barbara

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Drew Ascione

Drew is the Assignment Editor at News Channel 3-12. To learn more about Drew, click here.

Author Profile Photo

Lily Dallow

Lily is the Digital Content Director at News Channel 3-12. To learn more about Lily, click here.


News Channel 3-12 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content