The autopsy performed on the guy who was killed by police while eating another man’s face near Miami a few weeks ago showed that the guy did not, as was breathlessly reported, have any “bath salts” in his system. CNN reports:
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.
Gosh, you mean that was another faux freakout from the government and the media over another street drug that is supposedly going to wreak havoc on society? What a shock.
Like Dispatches on Facebook: