Tests in cannibalism case: Zombie-like attacker used pot, not 'bath salts'
By Michael Martinez, CNN
updated 8:03 PM EDT, Wed June 27, 2012
Rudy Eugene, 31, was killed by a police officer after Eugene's 18-minute attack on a homeless man last month.
- Rudy Eugene, 31, was killed by police after he chewed off the face of a homeless man
- His body contained marijuana but no other drugs, the coroner's office says
- Police had suspected Eugene was under the influence of "bath salts"
- The absence of "bath salts" is also confirmed by an outside lab, coroner says
(CNN) -- The naked Florida man who chewed off the face of another man last month in a zombie-like cannibal attack used marijuana but not "bath salts" as police had suspected, authorities said Wednesday.
Rudy Eugene, 31, was killed by a police officer after Eugene's 18-minute attack on a homeless man. His body didn't show "any other street drugs, alcohol or prescription drugs, or any adulterants found in street drugs," according to the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department.
"The department has also sought the assistance of an outside forensic toxicology reference laboratory, which has confirmed the absence of 'bath salts,' synthetic marijuana and LSD," the statement said.
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A video of last month's incident shows Eugene coming across 65-year-old Ronald Poppo on a sidewalk along Miami's MacArthur Causeway, stripping clothes off him and eventually chewing on his face. Police said Poppo lost 75% of his face in the attack.
Armando Aguilar, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, told CNN affiliate WPLG last month that he suspected Eugene was under the influence of "bath salts," a drug that contains synthetic stimulants that can "cause chest pains, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, agitation, hallucinations, extreme paranoia and delusions," according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
Eugene's mother said last month that her son was "a nice kid" who could have been subdued with a Taser rather than gunfire.
"He was a good kid. He gave me a nice card on Mother's Day. Everyone says he was a zombie. He was no zombie. That was my son," the mother, who asked that her name not be revealed, told CNN affiliate WFOR.
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CNN's John Branch contributed to this report
Tests in cannibalism case: Zombie-like attacker used pot, not 'bath salts' - CNN.com
What kind of fucking weed was he smoking???
I highly doubt marijuana was the cause behind this shit, but queue a bunch of uptight assholes sourcing this story in the future when trying to keep marijuana illegal in the states.
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Worst case of marijuana-induced munchies. Ever.
pfft. the US prison system and its associated industries have a vested interest in keeping weed incarcerations at ridiculous levels. weed doesn't fucking do that.
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Bullshit. It's government propaganda. The movie "Reefer Madness" tried it, although it's a funny ass movie.
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Marijuana didn't have anything to do with this, being crazy did.
I could buy it was weed... laced with some pretty bad shit - be it PCP, bath salts, LSD, or whatever. But just pot alone? Sorry, it's just propaganda.
And today I noticed posters all around my work (I work @ a government facility) saying "BATH SALTS KILL"... Some political bullshit is afoot. TRUST.
Sugar... The real gateway drug
why's it gotta be propoganda? everyone was all "bathsalts are bad, mkay?" when they thought that is what it was... Free the bath salts!
Kill everything... that IS the solution!
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I'm on the wtf happened to people just being crazy train why does it always have to be because they did this or because they took this? I know some mental issues can be caused by taking shit but sometimes motherfuckers are just cray cray mmmkay
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And these "bath salts," they r referring to the legal designer drug right? Because this article makes it sound like they are talking about bath salts that make bubble baths yummy...
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