UCSB Student Dies of Accidental Overdose

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Nikola Kapamadžin, a fourth year UC Santa Barbara mathematics major in the College of Creative Studies, passed away on July 5 in Isla Vista. He was 20 years old. 

The Santa Barbara County Coroner ruled his death an accidental alcohol and drug overdose in an autopsy report.

Sheriff's Deputies discovered Kapamadžin at a home on 6793 Estero Drive and determined that he was dead at the scene. The results of the toxicology report showed his blood alcohol concentration was 0.217 at the time of death, and he had cocaine, benzoylecgonine, alprazolam, MDA and MDMA in his system, reports The Daily Nexus.

Benzoylecgonine is the main metabolite of cocaine. MDMA, also known as "Ecstasy" or "Molly," and MDA, known as “Sally" or "Sassafras," are both stimulants and psychedelics. Alprazolam is better known as Xanax and is used for anxiety. 

Foul play is not suspected. 

Kapamadžin was born in Serbia on August 12, 1996, and moved to the United States with his family at the age of four. His friends described him as a brilliant "ray of light," energetic, and generous.

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Middle Ground Aug 16, 2017 01:12 AM
UCSB Student Dies of Accidental Overdose

Jedi Juice. It was the craze about that time. Multiple people were pretty messed up by it. Still not well known.

shorebird Aug 15, 2017 11:30 PM
UCSB Student Dies of Accidental Overdose

Accidental? Mixing 5 different intoxicatingly substances with enough alcohol to make 3 people too drunk to drive? Surviving that would be accidental.

a-1571665110 Aug 15, 2017 09:57 PM
UCSB Student Dies of Accidental Overdose

So sad! One does stupid things at that age, no one thinks that they'll be the one to OD or have a reaction to it. There but for fortune go a lot of us. Rest in peace, dear child. Condolences to your family and friends.

Flicka Aug 15, 2017 05:16 PM
UCSB Student Dies of Accidental Overdose

How absolutely horrible! RIP Nicola. We had friends who used so many drugs it is a miracle they didn't overdose. They all died, in their 70's, of cancer. One just this week.

420722 Aug 15, 2017 02:52 PM
UCSB Student Dies of Accidental Overdose

Drugs are fun when you have a good trip which makes you think it'll always be the same or that you can handle a little more each time. This is sad. I'm glad I stopped using drugs while I was still young, sure I had some good times but a couple of bad trips was enough to set me straight!

mtndriver Aug 15, 2017 02:24 PM
UCSB Student Dies of Accidental Overdose

Very sad. So much promise, down the drain, for what? A few hours of altered reality? Very sad, his family must be devastated.

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