Teens in overdose incident back home; investigation continues

Teens in overdose incident back home; investigation continues

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CALEXICO - 4 Calexico teenagers that were admitted to the emergency room last week after overdosing on prescription drugs are back home today.

It's been a week since the teenagers were declared in critical condition in a San Diego hospital,  today, they look to be on the road to a full recovery.

According to Police reports, the teenagers each took anywhere from 4 to 6 of the Baclofen pills. Although, it's a muscle relaxer, like any drug, if abused of, it can be fatal.

The teenagers, all under age, were walking down the neighborhood in the 1100th block of Rosas Street a little over 10 PM on Wednesday. A resident called 9-1-1 when she saw them trespass into her apartment complex and into the pool area.

When paramedics arrived they found all four teens suffering from symptoms from what looked like an overdose.

"If you don't need this medication, you shouldn't be taking it", says Calexico Police Lieutenant Gonzalo Gerardo. "The way they were taking was way over the dosage that is recommended".

The teens were transported to the Emergency Room at El Centro Regional Medical Center and eventually flown to Rady Children's Hospital where they remained in Critical Condition until Friday.

They were released to their families over the span of the weekend.

This event came at the heels of one of the Drug Enforcement Agency's biggest events, National Prescription Drug Take back day in which they collected more than 400 tons of unwanted or expired prescription drugs across the country.

Although the event is over, you can always drop off drugs at the police station.

Lieutenant Gerardo says that the amount of pills found on one of the teens, makes this a more serious matter than people think.

"We are actively pursuing this", he says. "We're gonna take it to the District Attorney's office to see if we can get some sort of prosecution or intervention for these kids. Especially the one that had this medication. It is against the law"

The case is still under investigation, including where exactly the prescription drug came from. The good news out of all this, is that both families and authorities will soon be able to put this behind them.

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