Drugs cause of Nejedly death

The late Contra Costa Community College District Trustee John T. Nejedly died from an accidental “multiple drug overdose” in New Orleans Oct. 9, 2016,  according to  an Orleans Parish Coroner’s Report recently obtained by the Contra Costa College Advocate and posted online.

Nejedly was attending a national convention of college trustees at the time of his death.

The coroner reported  traces of cocaine, opiates and alcohol were found in the body of the long-serving trustee.

Nejedly, who was 52 years old, was the most senior trustee on the board at the time of his death, which was a shock for many in the district.

“I’ve known Mr. Nejedly for over a decade,” said District Board Member Greg Enholm. “ I thought he’d be serving long after I left.”

It has been reported in the East Bay Times that Nejedly faced drug addiction in the past.

Other board members contacted for this story were unavailable for comment. 

— Kimberly Stelly contributed to this report