No Evidence of Bath Salts Found in Rudy Eugene's Body, Only Marijuana

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Turns out Rudy Eugene, the "Miami Zombie," was probably not under the influence of bath salts after all. It had been previously reported that Eugene had marijuana in his system, and after further tests, that's all the medical examiners found.

"The department's toxicology laboratory has identified the active components of marijuana," the Miami-Dade 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, or any adulterants found in street drugs."

Despite rampant speculation on the part of the media spurred by police suggestion, this means there's no evidence Eugene had ingested bath salts before attacking and chewing off pieces of Ronald Poppo's face over the Memorial Day weekend.

The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner specifically brought in the help of an outside forensic toxicology reference laboratory to check the body for traces of bath salts, synthetic marijuana, and LSD. None was found.

Drugs such as cocaine, amphetamines (such as Ecstasy and meth), PCP (AKA angel dust), heroin, oxycodone, and Xanax were also not in Eugene's system at the time.

"Within the limits of current technology by both laboratories, marijuana is the only drug identified in the body of Mr. Rudy Eugene," the statement read.

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Uganda Joe
Uganda Joe

I know who touched me on the ear yesterday. It was Pablo. He works as a maid at the Ramada Inn. You already know about the Brigadier General in stilletto heels, right? He's a big Falcons fan. Likes corn and slot machines, too. Still seeing those magenta bubbles and lamb-girl on the right side of this page. Anyone seen a cat urinating today? Bal Harbour, man. I'm putting some guacamole all OVER Bal Harbour tonight.

Jose
Jose

Fuck that I smoke on the daily and I'm not running around Miami ripping my clothes off and eating people's faces .... I think its all bullshit to keep pot illegal 

seep
seep

they also test for cathinones and a bunch of other stuff.  They can't test for every possible substance, but how exotic do you think this guy's habits were?   He was black.  How many black people do you know that order obscure phenyltropanes from Chinese labs?

moombahton
moombahton

THC-COOH (metabolised THC) can stay in your system for 30+ days.

moombahton
moombahton

Great. Just great. Now all the sheep and old farts have another bullshit reason to terrorize us smokers. In the 4,000 years cannabis has been used, this is the first time anyone hears of someone turning into a cannibal because of smoking. Of course, we the younger generation know this is a load of crap. But what about the other ignorant folks? This adds fuel to their ignorant fire thanks to government propaganda. Bullocks, all of this.

Jason Pettress
Jason Pettress

He was a frickin' Zombie bottom line... why does everyone keep looking for an excuse as to why he did it...

Uganda Joe
Uganda Joe

I see all this here in the terrestrial black and white but over to the right side there's aquamarine and magenta bubbles and some kind of lamb-girl in a bikini, too. I really don't care about your pancakes and your gin. It's big Perfume Daddy joining the Marines in his lederhosen and vinyl go go boots. Celia Cruz never slapped an alligator with a Pringles can, you know.

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