Family believes 20-year-old NC man was fatally drugged at Maryland concert

RALEIGH, N.C. — The family of a Raleigh man who died Friday after being hospitalized during an all-day concert in Maryland believes water that was given to him was drugged, according to WBTV.

Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, died at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Maryland. Police say his death appears to have been the result of a drug overdose.

Viscardi, who was a student at the University of Maryland, was attending the all-day Mad Decent Block Party at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on Friday.

In a statement provided by his sister, the family say the death was “a terrible mishap” and believe Viscardi was given a bottle of water that “contained a substance, unbeknownst to him, to which he had a toxic reaction.”

Police said they believe MDMA, a synthetic psychoactive drug known as ecstasy or Molly, was used at the concert, but officials are still working to determine what type of drugs were in Viscardi’s system at the time of his death.

Police say 20 other people were also taken to the hospital during the concert. A 17-year-old from Virginia later died after being transported. Police say many of the cases appeared to be drug-related.

Source: WBTV

11 comments

  • greatclits

    these parents are in denial, as concert goers would say “let’s party’ … their ignorant son likes to get “high’ with his friends and took or drank so much as a challenge that he had a unpleasant reaction resulting in what we now call a overdose, they should be happy he is still alive as most OD’s result in death

    • sadworld

      You’re an idiot! Can’t you read? The headline states that he was FATALLY drugged, therefore he is not still alive! You should be ashamed of yourself for even thinking such thoughts about someone’s loved one. Hopefully the Lord will have mercy on your soul and you won’t experience anything as tragic as what this family has even thought comments like yours deserves punishment.

      • Bo

        So in your world “thoughts and prayers” is the only proper response? Parents usually are pretty myopic when it comes to their own kids.

      • sumsofbeachs

        True BO.. Parents can be myopic specially when it comes to their own kids.. raising 3 daughters on my own I pray every day that something like this does not happen. Rather it be at their hands or someone else, either way it will nor makes it any easier… I pray for the families involved. Wish all kids could know that something like this COULD happen to them.. That to ALWAYS be careful and be aware of your surroundings.. That having fun is alright — but remember it only takes seconds for all that fun to turn to TRAGIC !!!!!!!

      • Smh

        I’m sure “The Lord” didn’t appreciate you calling your neighbor an idiot. It is a “sadworld” we live in with your double standards. Thank you for being a hypocrite.

  • ??

    Number 1 “fatally” means he DID die. Number 2, unless you know him don’t judge him. I pray for peace

  • Jen

    Can you read??? It says he died! While your negative comments might be true, it’s really best to keep comments like that to yourself. In the meantime, why don’t you practice reading comprehension!

  • Hobbes

    He’s not still alive.

    For the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone does drugs or smokes. I’ve never met a smoker who didn’t wish he could stop… so why does anyone start? There’s a delusion of invincibility and godhood that makes many people think they’re above the negative effects. “It won’t happen to me!”

  • longD

    You cute Greatclits. You right about what you said too. He was out there probably turning up and kept eating molly and ate too much. You gotta have control on molly because when you do it you never want to stop.

  • Heather C

    This could definitely happen. When I was a teenager I prided myself on being a ‘straight edger” many years ago. I went to an event with a large group of “friends” at the time and wound up in a hospital room overdosed on a medication that had been slipped into my drink at some point early on in the evening. It made me terribly terribly ill and to this day, we still do not know who did it. That kind of experience changes you forever in terms of who you trust

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