Tests Find Only Marijuana in Face-Chewer's System

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
A Florida medical examiner says only marijuana was found in the system of a Florida man shot while chewing another man

Rudy Eugene and Ronald Poppo in unrelated mug shots.

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida medical examiner says only marijuana was
found in the system of a Florida man shot while chewing another
man's face.

The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's released the toxicology
results Tuesday on 31-year-old Rudy Eugene. Lab results found
marijuana in his system, but not any other street drugs, alcohol or
prescription drugs.

The department has ruled out the most common components found in the street drugs known as bath salts. An outside forensic toxicology lab also confirmed the results.

Surveillance video captured 65-year-old Ronald Poppo being attacked by Eugene on May 26. A police officer shot and killed
Eugene, who bit into Poppo's face in broad daylight alongside a busy highway. Police have not released a motive for the attack on
Poppo, who had been homeless for decades.

Poppo has undergone several surgeries and remains hospitalized.


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