Rudy Eugene: No Bath Salts, Only Marijuana, Found In Face-Eater Toxicology Tests | HuffingtonPost

27 Jun
Rudy Eugene Toxicology Drug Tests No Bath Salts

It wasn’t bath salts.

According to a full toxicology report released Wednesday afternoon by the Miami-Dade medical examiner, the only drug detected in the lifeless body of infamous Miami face-chewer Rudy Eugene was marijuana.

“The department’s toxicology laboratory has identified the active components of marijuana,” the medical examiner said in a statement, according to NBC Miami. “The laboratory has tested for but not detected any other street drugs, alcohol or prescription drugs…This includes cocaine, LSD, amphetamines (Extasy, Meth and others), phencyclidine (PCP or Angel Dust), heroin, oxycodone, Xanax, synthetic marijuana (Spice), and many other similar compounds.”

CBS Miami reports that the medical examiner’s office sought the assistance of an “outside forensic toxicology reference laboratory” to help confirm the absence of common ingredients of bath salts, a synthetic amphetamine cocktail blamed in severalrecentincidents that bear some similarity to Eugene’s attack.

“Within the limits of current technology by both laboratories,” stated a press release from Medical Examiner Dr. Bruce Hyma, “marijuana is the only drug identified in the body of Mr. Rudy Eugene.”

The report did not address previously reported autopsy findings of what appeared to be undigested pills in Eugene’s stomach, according to the Miami Herald, and an expert told the Associate Press marijuana alone was not likely to cause such an attack.

“The problem today is that there is an almost an infinite number of chemical substances out there that can trigger unusual behavior,” said Dr. Bruce Goldberger, Professor and Director of Toxicology at the University of Florida.Goldberger said that the medical examiner’s office in Miami is known for doing thorough work and that he’s confident they and the independent lab covered as much ground as possible. But it’s nearly impossible for toxicology testing to keep pace with new formulations of synthetic drugs.

“There are many of these synthetic drugs that we currently don’t have the methodology to test on, and that is not the fault of the toxicology lab. The challenge today for the toxicology lab is to stay on top of these new chemicals and develop methodologies for them, but it’s very difficult and very expensive.” Goldberger said. “There is no one test or combination of tests that can detect every possible substance out there.”

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2 Responses to “Rudy Eugene: No Bath Salts, Only Marijuana, Found In Face-Eater Toxicology Tests | HuffingtonPost”

  1. xSilvasavliSx July 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Damn, that sh*t is outta the system FAST !! They’ll be using that stuff in UFC cagefighting in no time !!
    Off topic, Is it me, or does that Obama guy look like a real know it all?

  2. Yvonne Mae Friedembeck July 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    Subscribe so I can send you updates. There is a comprehensive piece I did on the FDA and the admitted 100 K people a year that are killed and the 2 million people a year who experience serious adverse drug reactions from FDA approved drugs, the accelerated approval of drugs, how the FDA drug deaths and serious adverse health effects compare to gun deaths and injuries, terrorism, and raw milk, and also touches on how we have no right to health or protection from the gov or police.
    Here’s he FDA piece
    http://thetimetimes.com/2012/05/20/fda-admits-to-killing-100000-people-a-year-why-are-we-okay-with-this/

    And here’ the one about democide, death by government, and how we have no right to protection or health.
    http://thetimetimes.com/2012/06/18/leading-cause-of-unnatural-human-death-in-20th-century-is-democide-you-have-no-right-to-health-or-government-police-protection/

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