6 Santa Barbara County Students Treated After Taking Xanax; 2 Arrested

Six Southern California high school students have been examined at hospitals after taking the drug Xanax, and two were later arrested.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says authorities were notified Monday that a student at Cabrillo High School and others at Maple Continuation School in Lompoc appeared to be under the influence.

Sheriff’s deputies say they found a car in the Maple parking lot with three teenage girls inside who were unresponsive and a fourth outside the car who seemed to be under the influence.

A teenager from Forinash Community Day School also was at the Maple campus. He was later arrested for distributing Xanax. Authorities say they found more than 70 pills on him.

The Cabrillo High School student was arrested for probation violation.

Nobody was seriously hurt.