COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Multiple calls were made to a College Station hospital 30 minutes before anyone at Sigma Nu Fraternity called police about a fraternity member found unresponsive, according to a search warrant affidavit.
Through an open records request, KAGS-TV learned that the College Station Medical Center received two calls--15 minutes apart-- from people asking what steps should be taken if someone had overdosed. Both callers insisted on not contacting police because there were drugs in the house, according to an affidavit.
At 4:41 a.m. on Saturday, EMS and officers were dispatched to the Sigma Nu Fraternity where they found Anton Gridnev, 19 of Frisco, dead in the entryway of the house, located at 550 Fraternity Row. According to the affidavit, Samuel Patterson, one of four men arrested for drug possession, found Gridnev in his bedroom. Gridnev was “dragged” from his room, located on the first floor, to the main entrance of the house where first responders found him.
Witness told police Gridnev had been celebrating his birthday and had taken an unknown amount of drugs, including Alprazolam, Hydrocodone, ecstasy and possibly heroin. Gridnev is believed to have died of an overdose.
Inside Gridnev’s room, investigators found “a drinking straw which had been cut into three sections, a white powdery substance consistent with the appearance of cocaine and a key card with a white powdery substance on it.” They also found a prescription pill bottle inside the sophomore's room with Patterson’s name on it.
A search warrant was issued for the search and seizure of property, in and around the house. Investigators collected the following items:
- Drug paraphernalia
- Cell phones
- MDMA (ecstasy)
- Psilocybin Mushrooms
- THC extracts
- Blotter paper (suspected acid)
- Glock Model 17
- Remington Model 1100
Police arrested Patterson and Michael Frymire, 20, for possession of a controlled substance. Christian Sandford, 18, and Ty Robertson, 21, were also taken into custody for possession of marijuana. All four men are members of Sigma Nu.
No one has been charged for Gridnev’s death. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death.
On Tuesday, the Executive Director for Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc., Brad Beacham, said, the Kappa Sigma Chapter "has ceased its own activities for the time being" and that the National Fraternity supports the decision.
Texas A&M University has stated that the fraternity is not a recognized student organization. Instead, the Kappa Sigma Chapter of Sigma Nu was in the process of re-applying to become a recognized student organization at the university. That approval “has not been granted.” The Chapter is recognized by Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc.
This case is currently under investigation.