Contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t bath salts that made that man in Miami chew off the face of a homeless stranger.
It was Weed aka Kush, Dank, Skunk, Purp, Ganga, Erb, Yellow Submarine, Mary Jane…
Sorry to break the news to you weed heads but MARIJUANA was the only drug found in the lifeless body of infamous Miami face-chewer Rudy Eugene!
According to a full toxicology report released yesterday(June 27, 2012) by the Miami-Dade medical examiner, the only drug detected 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.”
According to to Huffington Post, the medical examiner’s office had a second forensic toxicology lab confirm the absence of common ingredients of bath salts, a synthetic amphetamine cocktail blamed in several recent incidents that bear some similarity to Eugene’s attack.
“Within the limits of current technology by both laboratories,” stated the press release from Medical Examiner Dr. Bruce Hyma, “marijuana is the only drug identified in the body of Mr. Rudy Eugene.”
But before you throw away your stash, the Miami Herald reports that the medical examiner’s report did NOT address previously reported autopsy findings of what appeared to be undigested pills in Eugene’s stomach, 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.
The medical examiner’s office in Miami is reportedly known for doing thorough work and authorities are confident they and the independent lab covered as much ground as possible… BUT in today’s age of synthetic drugs, it’s nearly impossible for toxicology testing to keep pace with new formulations concocted everyday.
“…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.”
So was it Marijuana that gave Rudy Eugene the “munchies” or something else?
The world may never know…