Adam Hill under psychiatric watch

Dee Torres and Supervisor Adam Hill

By KAREN VELIE

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill was released from Arroyo Grande Hospital on Thursday after being placed on a psychiatric hold following an alleged overdose, according to county sources.

A county employee, who asked to be unnamed to protect employment, said medical personnel placed Hill on a 5150 hold following his suspected suicide attempt. California Welfare and Institution Code provides for the temporary, involuntary psychiatric commitment of individuals who present a danger to themselves or others.

Hill is currently chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

On March 11, the FBI served a search and seizure warrant under seal to the County of San Luis Obispo. Agents then searched Hill’s office on the fourth floor, according to a county official.

A few hours later, at 1:22 p.m., emergency personnel responded to Hill’s Shell Beach home for a medical emergency. Medical personnel then transported Hill to a hospital.

Hill’s estranged wife Dee Torres informed the Tribune that Hill was released from the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital on March 12 under the care of a doctor. Last year, Hill filed for divorce from Torres, who currently lives out of the county, according to their divorce records.

For more than five years, multiple people affiliated with a pair of local developers and the marijuana industry have accused Hill of participating in pay-to-play schemes. The county and federal investigators are not disclosing the reason for Wednesday’s raid.

Hill is currently ahead in the District 3 supervisor race. Hill leads Stacy Korsgaden 51 percent to 49 percent, or by 528 votes. There are currently 817 uncounted ballots.

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2 Comments about “Adam Hill under psychiatric watch”

  1. Handle says:

    Citizens of Truth, go back and read the story written on 3-12-20 of FBI raids County Government building their is some interesting items and opinions posted.

    SLO Grand Jury has been hearing testimony from known convicts who have rolled over on the higher up to get a light or get out of jail sentence. One GJ member on the criminal indictments recently admitted they were NOT happy to hear local dopers, dealers, sexual deviants go immunity to lie under oath.

    Ever wonder why it has been the Fed’s CHP, DEA, FBI and CBP that have been getting big arrested for Heroin, Guns, Cash, Meth, cocaine and Fentnyl and no once was the local PD involved.

  2. Gwill. says:

    Told it was a O.D. of Prescription Medications diazepam or Valium as most call it, a crude attempt to set himself up of a 5150 Workers comp Retirement. County Admin. sent out a notice to all of us ” We here in the County have a EAP if you need help ?

    Well Wade, your Employee Assistance Program does not work when people use it your office and HR know and do your best to get ride of them.

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