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Six High School Students On Central Coast Taken To Hospital For Possible Drug Overdoses

Six high school students on the Central Coast were taken to a hospital after they all appeared to be under the influence of opiods.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies say they were called to three high schools in the Lompoc area Monday.

Investigators say one student at Cabrillo High School, one from Community Day School, and four from Maple High School appeared to be under the influence of Xanax. At least three of the teens were unconscious.

One of the six teens was later arrested for possession and distribution of Xanax, after more than 70 Xanax pills were found to be in his possession. The drug is the most commonly prescribed one in America for psychiatric issues, and is often used for people with anxiety issues.