Former UO student cleared in fellow student’s overdose

Student sold fellow student drugs

Entrance of University of Oregon in Eugene. (uoregon.edu)
Entrance of University of Oregon in Eugene. (uoregon.edu)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A judge has cleared a former University of Oregon student of wrongdoing in the death of a fellow student who suffered an overdose at his apartment in 2014.

The Register-Guard reports prosecutors had tried to blame Kevin Christopher Post, a pre-med student at the time, for Cody Bennett’s death. They argued that Post was responsible because he had given Bennett an unregulated, anti-anxiety drug shortly before he overdosed.

A judge determined Thursday that prosecutors failed to prove Post’s drug dealing caused the fatal accident.

A medical examiner had ruled Bennett died from a mixture of cocaine and alcohol that he consumed before arriving at Post’s apartment.

The 25-year-old Post is charged in a separate case and pleaded guilty last week to possessing and selling LSD and psychedelic mushrooms.