Hosts of party where Douglas died charged by police
Four occupants of the Fernandina Beach (Fla.) residence where University of Alabama offensive lineman Aaron Douglas died of multiple drug toxicity have been charged by police for violating open house party laws.
Charged were Nathanial Flanders, Neal Clements, Dana Luberto and Daniel Stouter.
According to a release from the Fernandina Beach Police Department, an investigation determined that no fewer than 16 people under the age of 21 were present at the party and were allowed to consume alcohol and/or narcotics by those in control of the residence. The charge is a misdemeanor. Additional charges may be pending, and Fernandina Beach police are continuing to investigate Douglas' death.
Douglas was 21.
Douglas died in the early hours of May 12 at the party in Fernandina Beach after spending the previous evening in nearby Jacksonville, Fla. The Duval County Medical Examiner's Office later determined that Douglas died from the presence of three drugs - methadone, diazepam and carisoprodol. He was discovered on a second-floor balcony at 2570 First Avenue in Fernandina Beach shortly after 8 a.m. on May 12. More than 2,000 attended a memorial service in Knoxville several days later, including UA head coach Nick Saban and an estimated 30 UA players.
Douglas had enrolled at UA in January as a transfer from Arizona Western Community College, and competed at the left tackle position during spring drills. Douglas was a Freshman All-Southeastern Conference offensive tackle at the University of Tennessee in 2009 before transferring to AWCC.
See the release from the Fernandina Beach Police Department here.
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