Drug overdose at Noctural Wonderland music festival in San Bernardino leaves mum searching for answers

Drug overdose at Noctural Wonderland music festival in San Bernardino leaves mum searching for answers
Drug overdose at Noctural Wonderland music festival in San Bernardino leaves mum searching for answers

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) — A heartbroken mother shares a warning for other parents after her son died of an apparent drug overdose at a popular music festival in San Bernardino.

Eli Rodriguez, 27, collapsed on Saturday while attending the Nocturnal Wonderland Festival with friends at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino.

His mother believes he died after taking drugs – possibly mixed with something more potent – ​​at the festival, but an autopsy is still underway to determine the cause of his death and what substances were in his body. system.

Now Marcy Rodriguez is desperate for information and is frustrated that none of her questions have been answered.

“I felt like an outsider investigating someone else’s life that I couldn’t get information about,” she told Eyewitness News.

“The bottom line is, where does it come from? Where is he from? Who distributes this? Who distributes it?”

The Nocturnal Wonderland Festival is now in its 27th year and has been held in the park since 2013. It features a range of electronic music acts as well as light shows, vendor stalls and other performances.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that deputies responded to a report of an overdose at the event and a man was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Further details of the investigation were not immediately available.

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Marcy Rodriguez hopes the investigation will be thorough and look into who provided the drugs. At this point, she gets no answers from her son’s friends or investigators.

“Honestly, I want an investigation. But I want her to go beyond the surface of everything. I want it to go beyond distributors and all that. Because so many young family members are dying from the drugs being treated.”

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. Drug overdose Noctural Wonderland music festival San Bernardino leaves mum searching answers

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