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Thursday, August 5, 2021

San Diego, California: The Dangers of Fentanyl

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

On July 3, 2021, Deputy David Faiivae from the San Marcos Sheriff's Station put on his uniform and badge for his patrol shift.

He had no idea he was about to go through one of the worst days of his life after being exposed to Fentanyl.

If it wasn't for the quick-thinking of his Field Training Officer, Corporal Scott Crane, in administering Naloxone, Deputy Faiivae would not be alive today.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has used body camera footage of this traumatic incident, along with interviews from Deputy Faiivae and Corporal Crane, to create a public safety video spotlighting the dangerous and often deadly effects of Fentanyl.

Fentanyl continues to be one of the greatest threats facing San Diego County and the nation. This synthetic opiod is 50 times more potent than heroin. Just a few grains of fentanyl can be absorbed through the body and lead to respiratory failure and even death.

"Fentanyl overdoses are on the rise throughout our county," said Sheriff Bill Gore in the public safety video. "Everyday, deputies recover fentanyl in our communities and the county jails are not immune to the dangers of this drug."

In 2014, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department became the first law enforcement agency in California and the Western United States to allow all deputies to carry Naloxone. 

Also known as Narcan, Naloxone is a nasal spray commonly used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Patrol deputies regularly use Naloxone on individuals they encounter who may be suffering from an overdose.

Every deputy working in our county jails also carries Naloxone in the event someone in our custody is experiencing an overdose.

The Sheriff's Department has a comprehensive approach to keep illegal drugs from entering county jails. Our innovative strategy combines investments in equipment and technology, utilizing specialized resources and integrating investigative methods to provide a safe environment for those in our custody, as well as our staff.

The men and women who patrol your communities and work in our county jails work diligently and take every precaution when they encounter fentanyl and other dangerous substances.

"Please take the time to share this video," said Sheriff Gore. "It might save the life of your son, daughter, friend or loved one."

San Diego Sheriff


  1. Fuck the Chinese and Mexicanos that profit and introduce this poison. 90,000 people overdosed in USA. That's 3 times the homicidal rate in Mexico in the War against Drugs. Time to put the big boy gloves on against both of these criminals . .

    1. So you fken stating USA should SUE Mexico and China.

    2. 12:53 USA offshored opioids to China, with other european partners, then china offshored process ingredients to Mexican enterprises owned by foreigners who supply mexican manufacturers who then send finished product back to the US to be blessed and transmogrificated into tax free dollars in US and foreign Bank laundromats...

  2. I remember the Star Fish Lounge. That was one busy place on weekends and full moons. SDSO

  3. So he is full aware of those drugs and touched them without gloves. Your police needs more training then 4weeks on a shooting range.

    1. So if I touch drugs, it's best for me to go to the range and shoot guns??? 2:01 you got it wrong you mean training with gloves and protective gear.

    2. 12:52 you don't get it, pendejo.
      "Police should get more training than 4 weeks on the shitting range"

  4. Crazy stuff. I don’t understand something. If it is so deadly just by looking at it. Why the people who transport the drugs don’t die?

    1. Yea it’s not making sense, I watched the video and if you look closely I believe he’s not wearing gloves right? Maybe I’m wrong. That officer really seemed to overdose and in his interview he looked almost hung over which would make sense after that ordeal and a day or two in hospital. I know some people are saying it’s staged but his eyes rolling back in his head and everything seemed pretty real.

  5. Thanks to open Borders.

  6. I hereby want to sue the Mexican government of obrador, for letting drugs come in to the USA, he knownly is aware of the situation as he gets kickbacks from the Cartels. I am sueing for $1 million US dollars.
    Fentanyl is let in thanks to Obrador.
    Prince died with Fentanyl laced pills.

  7. @Deputy Héctor Rafael Caro Elenes, I appreciate your service to our community and I am very thankful you are OK. Blue lives keep us safe and I appreciate your service.

  8. All the medical professionals are saying this is not possible to do. Almost staged. This was done by an anxiety attack.

  9. Lololol
    Big boy gloves didn't help against 60k Pashtun goat herders.
    Took them 20 years to admit defeat and safely head on home an entire ocean away, I doubt the geopolitical climate of today would permit them to intervene where the former Mexican states hold a vast population of already resentful working class Mexican and Mexican Americans.
    Not to mention that alot of the hypothetical invasion force would inevitably come face to face with their own relatives!


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