Experts Say Pot Didn't Trigger Miami Zombie Attack and Bath Salts May Yet Be to Blame

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Though final toxicology results on Rudy Eugene's blood turned up only traces of marijuana, experts say there's no way pot could have caused him to eat a man's face. Instead, some suggest he might have been under the influence of a bath-salts-like substance that laboratories are not yet equipped to detect.

In results released yesterday, the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner said it found no drugs other than marijuana in Eugene's system. An outside laboratory was brought in to help check for synthetic substances. MDPV, the active ingredient in many forms of bath salts, was not found. Five other chemicals commonly found in bath salts were also absent.

Experts talking to Discovery News say there's no way marijuana is to blame for the attack.

"Some people have said, 'Well, it must have been the marijuana that triggered Eugene's behavior.' That, in my opinion, is outrageous, and out of the question. Marijuana will not cause this type of behavior," said Dr. Bruce Goldberger, professor and director of toxicology at the University of Florida.

Goldberger said that although a significant amount of research has found a link between marijuana use and the onset of schizophrenia or psychosis in at-risk individuals, this isn't what happened to Eugene. "This behavior exhibited by Eugene is well beyond the scope of someone suffering from acute psychosis," he told Life's Little Mysteries. Some experts believe that bath salts or a similar drug might still be to blame.

Because recent Florida law now bans many of the chemicals originally found in bath salts, many manufactures simply reformulated the drugs. There could be hundreds of synthetic amphetamines on the streets.

"I don't believe the laboratory could confidently screen against all bath-salts-type drugs," Patrick Kyle, director of clinical chemistry and toxicology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, told Discovery News.

Though the toxicology report ruled out the most common forms of bath salts, we may never know for sure what chemicals, if any, caused Eugene to bite the flesh off Ronald Poppo's face.

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thegovernmentdidit
thegovernmentdidit

He probly smoked that fake spice shit. That shit will fuck up your brain. Or maybe he just wanted some munchies and since 7/11 was closed he had to settle for a manwich.

Rob Cypher
Rob Cypher

lol they're really desperate to try to blame this on "bath salts". 

dlove
dlove

Hahaha food stamps? Section 8? Most us never seen those things my 300 is @ home while im in Miami glad my single mother went taught me how to be a go get it nigga #obama lol

Corrioreo77
Corrioreo77

could of takin acid the only way to know is a spinal tap cuz it don't show up other wise, cuz there no way marijuana cause that

Jonathan Abate
Jonathan Abate

doesnt matter if they said that he was or not the attacks have been in 7 different places in a month or two it has nothing to do with mental health and it cant be rabbies because there have been attacks where both the people survived and the guy that did it was normal again and thrown into jail and i doubt cannibalism is coming back out of no where for no reason... 

nanana
nanana

WHY CANT WE JUST ACCEPT THAT HE WAS CRAZY?...his friends had said the he had been "battling a demon" the brain is a wonderful/scary and complex machine. maybe he just snapped. WE NEED TO IMPROVE OUR MENTAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM PPL. no one seems to want to talk about that.

Aaront Palmer
Aaront Palmer

Probably because of munchies that came from weed...

Steven Allen
Steven Allen

 You didn't really just claim Sweeny Todd existed....

MikeyMike
MikeyMike

Evidence based research states that human flesh becomes addictive to cannibals over a period of time. There is a very high likely-hood that Eugene was already a cannibal and the enzymes in human flesh caused the synapses in his brain to malfunction. Research the Donner Party (cannibals in America in the 1800's) that resorted to eating their deceased traveling members in an effort to survive during a blizzard. Next, review Jeffrey Dahmer, a thorough search of his refrigerator and additional freezers in his home revealed human flesh only ( no rice, potatoes or vegtables were found). In other words a cannibal craves human flesh only. Finally, domesticated (or wild) dogs are usually euthanized whenever they bite humans because the human enzymes in the blood and flesh will ordinarily cause the dog to constantly crave human flesh and they must be put to sleep. Nevertheless, CANNIBALISM IS MORE PREVALENT THAN THE AVERAGE AMERICAN COULD POSSIBLY FATHOM!!!! The U.K. learned from Sweeney Todd centuries ago!

Idfk
Idfk

Well, a few weeks ago.. They said there was "Undigested Pills" in his stomach.. So untill they find out what those pills are, they are not ruling out the drug influence.

Mikenyman
Mikenyman

Maybe he just did it... No drug influence AT ALL... Isn't THAT possible?!?!

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