UCSB student Paul Herbert Frank died in his home on Dec. 15. He was 21 years old.
His cause of death has not been determined and is pending a toxicology report. Frank — a recent Santa Barbara City College transfer originally from Del Mar, Calif. — was a junior majoring in mathematics.
According to local news reports, Frank’s roommates called the police after unsuccessfully attempting to wake him that Wednesday afternoon. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene shortly after.
About two weeks prior to his passing, Frank was arrested in the same house on the 6700 block of Sabado Tarde Rd. for drug possession and dealing of narcotics.
Frank and another UCSB student Alexander Stemplewski were found in possession of nearly $12,000 worth of drugs, including three ounces of heroin and four pounds of psilocybin mushrooms packaged for sale, as well as ecstasy tablets, methamphetamine, LSD and DMT.
Frank was released on $30,000 bail when he died. He was set to appear in court on Dec. 22.