In the News
Deputy Steve Garrison (left) and Deputy Steve Wilson (right) stand in front of artwork "quilt" created by the students of Foothill Ranch elementary for Drug Use Is Life Abuse program. The quilt artwork now on display at the Orange County Sheriff's Department headquarters.
Ryan in the black DUILA Humvee during the Make A Wish Walk for Wishes event Saturday April 27, 2013. This spirited 2-mile walk featured a world of wishes, giving participants the opportunity to share in the magic of the four types of wishes: to be, to have, to go and to meet.
Another successful event in safely disposing expired or unwanted prescriptions.
Deputy Skylar Matson takes the helm of teaching Drug Use is Life Abuse's IMPACT Next Step program.
Red Ribbon Week was celebrated on October 20, 2012 at Mission Viejo's "Walk Against Drugs". The Orange County Sheriff's Department is a proud partner during Red Ribbon Week. This event serves as a vehicle against drug abuse and helps educate youth to a drug free America.
A documentary movie that dives into the countless deaths of young men and women here in affluent Orange County from such substances as OxyContin, Opana, Xanax and heroin. South Orange County lost three young men and women to drug abuse.
These kids come from good homes, good parents, attend good schools and yet for some reason they are lured into the hands of prescription drugs. The seemingly senseless act of experimenting with such powerful substances for recreation is mindboggling. According to the DEA, this is an “epidemic”. Just about everyone now knows someone who has lost a loved one to Rx drug addiction.