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Man Arrested In Connection With Overdose Death Of College Student on South Coast


Detectives have arrested a Los Angeles man in connection with the death

Last November, paramedics and Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies were called to California Lutheran university by reports of a female student having a medical emergency. She was taken to a hospital, where efforts to save her were unsuccessful.

Ventura County Sheriff’s narcotics investigators say it appears she died as a result of some illegally made fentanyl pills. They started an investigation which led to the arrest of Sergio Herrera of Los Angeles.

Detectives say when the 19-year-old man was arrested, he was in possession of a large amount of illegal narcotics. They believe he supplied drugs to the student who died.

Cal Lutheran is the parent of KCLU Radio.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.