Suspicious death ruled drug overdose

November 8, 2014

methSan Luis Obispo Police Department announced Friday that a man found deceased in his home last summer, died as the result of a drug overdose.

On July 26, neighbors at the Silver City Mobile Home Park on the 3800 block of South Higuera Street told police they had not seen Nickolas Camara, 66, for several days and that he was not answering his door. Officers arrived and saw the man lying on the floor inside the mobile home.

Police forcibly entered the home and confirmed Camara was deceased. At the time, they ruled the death suspicious.

However, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office determined that of San Luis Obispo suffered a heart attack due to methamphetamine toxicity.


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13 Comments

  1. Zuma7 says:

    Yes, death can be a result of using drugs.
    Next….

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  2. willieslo says:

    Only enjoyed or had one year of Social Security and Medicare.

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    • sloweb says:

      Probably never paid in to the system more than a years worth of benefits.
      Natural Selection at work.

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      • willieslo says:

        There is some truth to that!
        I do sometimes think that Social Welfare should be called early retirement pension and benefits.

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      • zaphod says:

        almost every person I know who uses SS claim to receive much more than they contributed, FDR’s guys who designed it were brilliant forward thinking men, no wonder private economic interests want to do away with the system and replace it with a for profit scheme and dispose of the debts owed to the system from various sources within the Government(that is you and me)

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  3. mkaney says:

    Well if he made it to 66 doing illegal drugs it doesn’t really play into the whole “drugs are deadly” mantra. A heck of a lot more people die at 66 because of the food they gorged on their whole life.

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    • racket says:

      Cute numerical skewage, mkaney.

      Yes, a heck of a lot more people die at 66 from poor diet, but the population of mis-fed 66-year-olds is (probably) several orders of magnitude more than the number of meth-addled 66-year-olds.

      For fun, we could speculate that there are more 66 y.o. fatties than 66 y.o. tweekers because the tweekers, generally, are already dead.

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      • mkaney says:

        You’re correct about the population but that doesn’t say anything about the frequency of death from related complications for each population. I don’t have data to prove it but I would venture to say that you are incorrect about the relative consequences from a poor diet vs. the consequences from methamphetamine. At the very least, I know that you’ve never heard objective statistics proving otherwise from people who are putting laws into place to deal with the issues of drugs. So who’s really skewing the numbers?

        If most users die by 66, I expect the first generation of adderall and ritalin users to start dropping off any time now.

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    • Maxfusion says:

      I’ve resided in a small, very isolated town in No. Cal for 44 years. Half of the valley is Native American, and meth is a huge problem on the rez. Users of this poison rarely make it to their fifties. Your association with diet is tenuous at best. Again, I base this on 44 years of observation in what could only be described as a fish bowl environment. Racket is correct.

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      • mkaney says:

        I think you may be seeing a correlation Maxfusion, not a causal relationship. Most of that population are also big alcohol users.

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      • mkaney says:

        Actually let me just be direct and to the point. The medical evidence does not support your assumptions. The only professionals that support these assumptions are those who have a monetary interest in you believing them.

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        • Maxfusion says:

          I’m assuming nothing and have no idea of which “professionals” you cite. My statement is based on 44 years of observation while living a stone’s throw from the reservation. I live with its consequences. Do you?

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          • mkaney says:

            Not accurately perceiving what is happening but basing it upon personal observation and assumptions is the cause of much ridiculousness in the history of mankind.

            The professionals I’m talking about are those in the prison industry, law enforcement, the alcohol industry, and the pharmaceutical industry. The latter is responsible for the vast vast majority of drug related deaths in this country.

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