Texas A&M student identified after apparent drug overdose; 4 others arrested

Anton Gridnev

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Police say a preliminary investigation has determined that a Texas A&M University student found unresponsive at a fraternity house died of a drug overdose.

College Station police said in a statement that the 19-year-old student, identified Monday as Anton Gridnev, was found early Saturday at the Sigma Nu fraternity. The student, who was a member of the fraternity, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Investigators say it's not clear what drug the student ingested.

Police determined other drugs were in the house and four young men, ages 18 to 21, were arrested for possession. Others were cited for having drug paraphernalia.

Michael Frymire, Ty Robertson, Samuel Patterson and Christian Sandford

Michael Frymire, 20, and Samuel Patterson, 21, have been charged with possession of a controlled substance. Ty Robertson, 21, and Christian Sandford, 18, have been charged with possession of marijuana. Others were also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to KXAS, three others were cited for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia:

  • Maxwell Gollop of Bellaire
  • John Cain of Houston
  • Zachary Farmer of Denton

The fraternity's national office issued a statement saying Sigma Nu will assist authorities with the investigation.

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