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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Face Eater Was Not on Mind Altering Drugs...

Did Devil make him do it?..
The plot thickens.

The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office concluded that, aside from traces of marijuana, which can be detected in the body for up to several months after being ingested, Rudy Eugene did not have any other drug, alcohol, prescription drug or other mind altering substance in his system.

The long awaited toxicology report was finally released Wednesday afternoon and the press release stated:
(MIAMI, June 27, 2012) – The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department has completed the toxicology on Mr. Rudy Eugene. The department’s toxicology laboratory has identified the active components of marijuana. The laboratory has tested for but not detected any other street drugs, alcohol or prescription drugs, or any adulterants found in street 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.
The department has ruled out the most common drugs found in “bath salts.” 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.
Within the limits of current technology by both laboratories, marijuana is the only drug identified in the body of Mr. Rudy Eugene.
As I blogged earlier this month, Eugene unexplainably attacked a homeless man, who was apparently sleeping under some trees, and brutally beat him senseless, punching him repeatedly and slamming him to the ground, and, by the time police arrived, he had chewed off most of his face (Talk about getting the munchies!  Sorry, I couldn't resist).

The officer ordered Eugene to stop the attack and, instead, the entranced man continued to maul his victim.  He was shot dead on the spot.  

While some of Eugene's friends and relatives suggested the man, who some called "Preacher" for his tendency of carrying his Bible everywhere he went and openly sharing it with others, was under some voodoo spell or some other demonic spiritual possession, many in the community, including police and government officials,  took a more pragmatic approach and believed that Eugene had to be on some sort of synthetic drug or hallucinogen.

Some even came out publicly and pointed to either synthetic marijuana or "bath salts" as the probable causes for his fiendish cannibalistic behavior.  

In fact, several municipalities in both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties quickly cracked down on these drugs, which are often sold as incense or actual bath salts, and banned their sale from within their limits. 

But now, all those speculations on the evil attack being caused by drugs seemed to have gone up in smoke as fast as a lit marijuana cigarette in strong wind (not that I would know!).

So, it's time to come up with a new explanation...

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