Shelter guest killed by drug mixture |

Shelter guest killed by drug mixture

A 25-year-old Folsom construction worker found dead at Hospitality House had a mixture of several over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical drugs in his system, a toxicology report revealed this week.

“He basically put himself to sleep and never woke up,” Nevada County Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Evans said Thursday. Nicholas Foster’s death appeared to be an accidental overdose, he said.

Foster had more than seven drugs in his system ” including Vicodin, Valium, methadone, codeine, an antihistamine and two types of muscle relaxants ” police said.

Foster’s father, Don Foster, of Folsom, said Thursday his son had been suffering from walking pneumonia, poison oak and an enlarged bladder at the time of his death, and may have been taking over-the-counter drugs to treat his symptoms.

Read Saturday’s edition of The Union for the entire story.

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