Another arrest made in death of Aaron Douglas

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. (WVLT) -- Another person has been arrested in connection with the death of former UT football player Aaron Douglas. Authorities said they arrested the cab driver who took Douglas to the party where he was found dead the next morning.

According to the Fernandina Beach Police Dept., Rodney Young Odum either gave or sold two Methadone pills to Douglas while driving him to an open house party.

Odum will be charged with Manslaughter and Sale? Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methadone), police said. He is being held at the Nassau Co. Jail on $50,000 bond.

Officials claim Odum "clearly shared some responsibility for the reckless behavior the took (Douglas') life." They added Odum reportedly had a reputation as a mobile drug dealer, making it easy for Douglas to find and take the drugs that killed him.

The medical examiner blamed Douglas' death on multiple drug toxicity and determined the Methadone alone was strong enough to kill him. The examiner added that no other combination would have likely killed him. Beyond the Methadone, the toxicology report revealed trace amounts of Carisoprodol, Diazepam, Meprobamate, Nordiazepam, Oxycodone, and Cannabinoids.

Douglas was found dead on a second floor balcony in May.

In June, four people were charged with hosting an open house party where at least 16 people under 21 were allowed to drink.


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