By: Sharon Aron Baron
The 20-year-old man discovered off to the side of a Coral Springs roadway on Wednesday morning likely died of a drug overdose said police.
According to Coral Springs Police Sgt. Carla Kmiotek, the man has been identified as Weston Faulkner of North Carolina. His body was discovered before 8 a.m. along 441 by Candice Shreve who was on her way to the Margate Animal Hospital.
Faulkner was a graduate of South Rowan High School in China Grove, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. According to WestBocaNews.com, he was a lineman on the football team weighing around 300 pounds. He had just recently moved to Huntington Beach, California. There were no clues on why he was visiting the Coral Springs area.
Faulkner wrote on his Facebook page back in September 2016, “Regardless if you agree with it or not, addiction is a disease. A physical, mental, and spiritual disease at that. Do the research before you bash someone that has struggled with it. Ignorance is no excuse for putting people down about something you know nothing about.”
Kmiotek said that the man more than likely passed within 12 hours of being found. A full toxicology report could take four months. Next of kin have been notified.