Sacramento Sheriff’s Department responds to two fentanyl overdoses on Friday

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department on Friday said that deputies responded to two calls for service that involved possible fentanyl overdoses. Both victims died. One was only 16 years old. Both victims were found in separate locations in the north Sacramento area.

The department posted the following on its Facebook page


On Friday, July 21, 2023, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office responded to two assist calls for service with the Sacramento Metro Fire Department in the northern part of Sacramento County. The first incident occurred at approximately 9:10 AM, where Sheriff’s North Patrol Deputies responded near the 3600 block of Elkhorn Boulevard to assist with a 46-year-old male lying unresponsive behind a business. Fire personnel arrived on scene and conducted lifesaving measures; unfortunately he was pronounced deceased on scene.

The second incident occurred at approximately 1:15 PM, where Deputies responded to a location near the 7400 block of Watt Avenue to assist with a 16-year-old male juvenile lying unresponsive behind a dumpster. Fire personnel arrived on scene and again conducted lifesaving measures; unfortunately he was also pronounced deceased on scene.

Both cases appear to be fentanyl overdoses. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death in both incidents and forward its findings as prescribed by law. They will also release the names of the deceased after notification has been made to his next of kin.

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