FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A cab driver has been charged with manslaughter in the death of an Alabama football player who died after taking drugs.
Fernandina Beach Police say in a news release that Rodney Young Odum was arrested late Monday and charged with manslaughter and the sale/delivery of a controlled substance. An autopsy report found that offensive lineman Aaron Douglas died May 12 as a result of multiple drugs found in his system.
Police chief James Hurley says that Douglas rode to a party in a cab driven by Odum, who either sold or gave him two prescription Methadone pills during the trip.
Hurley says Odum "reportedly had a reputation as a mobile drug dealer." Odum was jailed on $50,000 bond.
Authorities have charged four people with allowing underage drinking at the party.
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