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Autopsy Confirms Student Who Died at A&M Party OD'd

An autopsy has confirmed that a student who died after a party at a Texas A&M University fraternity had an accidental drug overdose.

A College Station Police Department statement issued Wednesday says 19-year-old Anton Gridnev of Frisco died of an accidental overdose of several different types of opiates after the Aug. 20 party at the Sigma Nu fraternity.

Warrants on drug-related charges were issued for at least 10 A&M students, and national Sigma Nu officials suspended the fraternity's A&M chapter.

Gridnev was reportedly found unresponsive and not breathing during an all-night party at the fraternity house.

After someone noticed Gridnev's condition, police were called. Officers arrived at about 4:40 a.m. and noted the party was ongoing. CPR was performed and Gridnev was transported to College Station Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

After finding illegal narcotics at the home, College Station police obtained a search warrant and arrested four people for possession of illegal drugs and cited three others for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Later, six other fraternity members were arrested on warrants ranging from possession of marijuana to the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.

The Texas A&M chapter of Sigma Nu was founded in 1985.

Gridnev graduated with honors from Heritage High School, said Frisco Independent School District administrators. He was a commended National Merit Scholar and competed on the academic decathalon team.

In a statement to NBC 5, Heritage High School Principal Mark Mimms said, "Anton Gridnev was a 2015 honor graduate of Heritage High School. He was a valued member of our Academic Decathlon team and was an integral member of that team's success. Anton had a lasting impact on the teachers who worked with him and he had a bright future ahead of him. Our faculty and staff feels the loss of one of our Coyote family."

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