Not Just a Statistic –
August 21, 2018 – A police report showed Jason admitted to staff that he had taken other medications – two pills of the narcotic suboxone from a box of so-called “dead meds,” which is medication leftover by other patients. Instead of getting him assessed at a medical facility, West Coast chose to monitor him. He was dead the next morning. West Coast Detox closed after Jason’s death and after its operator reached a settlement with the ADP that said it failed to provide clients with a safe environment. The medical board closed its case into Montano in 2016, citing “insufficient evidence” related to Jason’s death.