Only Marijuana was detected in the system of the man shot while chewing Ronald Poppo’s face in Florida, so states the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner. No other drugs were found, including bath salts.
The bizarre behavior has led to much speculation as to the cause.
A toxicology expert, Dr Bruce Goldberger, Professor and Director of Toxicology at the University of Florida said that marijuana by itself wasn’t likely to be the cause of the strange behavior demonstrated by Rudy Eugene.
The Medical Examiner’s office in Miami is well known for being thorough in its work according to Goldberger.
It’s not clear what led to the May 26 attack on Ronald Poppo, a 65-year-old homeless man who remains hospitalized. Eugene’s friends and family have said he was religious, not violent and that he didn’t drink or do drugs harder than marijuana. Yovonka Bryant said that she and Eugene would often, together, read the Bible and Quran.
The policeman who shot a naked Eugene to death stated, that he was growled at when he told him to stop. The cause remains unknown what led to the face chewing attack. Friends and family indicate Eugene was religious and not violent and that he was not inclined to do any other drugs other than marijuana.