UCSB student dies from fentanyl exposure at Deltopia

April 15, 2023

Jude Quirinale


A UC Santa Barbara student died this week after reportedly being exposed to fentanyl at last weekend’s Deltopia event in Isla Vista. 

Jude Quirinale, a third-year physics student from Monterey, suffered an overdose during the annual unsanctioned event that takes place along Del Playa Drive. Quirinale’s family says the UCSB student was drugged at a party. 

“He was laced with fentanyl and died almost instantly but was resuscitated by emergency services and brought to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital,” Aidan Quirinale, Jude Quirinale’s brother, stated on a GoFundMe page launched earlier this week. “Our family is told there is no way of bringing him back due to the fact he was without a heartbeat for 20 minutes. So he’s been on life support for a couple days and we have to take him off the respirator as we feel it’s best for his suffering.”

Jude Quirinale died on Wednesday from a multiple substance overdose, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies located Quirinale after responding to a medical emergency involving an unconscious person in the 800 block of Camino Del Sur at 5:45 p.m. on April 8, sheriff’s officials say. Paramedics then transported Quirinale to the hospital, where he died four days later. 

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Dont take drugs. Just say no. Solved.

We know where fentanyl laced drugs are coming from… we can either stop them at the border or keep reading stories like this… its up to us… everyone of us…

Stop letting politicians divide us and start using common sense to fix the problems we as a nation face and secure our borders…

“Stop them at the border?” Just like immigration, supply and demand, Keynesian principles, if you don’t know what Keynesian principles are they are analogous to the law of gravity for economics. The Mexican government is right when they blame the US for the demand for drugs, demand for cheap labor, and supply of weapons to the cartels. The Mexican government is to blame for being a corrupt oligarchy with no regard for their own people.

I agree, 100%

Yes, I agree wholeheartedly!

This is not a Democratic or Republican issue. It’s not about Trump or the 2020 election. It’s not about racism, social justice, global warming or prayer in school, gun control…the list goes on.

There is a way to stop this, there just isn’t enough “will” in our elected and appointed leadership.