Coroner's Report: The Miami Cannibal Wasn’t on 'Bath Salts'

So what exactly was Rudy “Cannibal” Eugene “on when he tried to eat the face of 65-year-old Ronald Poppo in May? Early reports pointed to the street drug “bath salts,” but the toxicology reports say otherwise. Read below to find out what exactly caused the man to eat another man’s face.

“The department has ruled out the most common drugs found in ‘bath salts,’ a press release from the ME’s office said. The toxicology testing “has identified the active components of marijuana,” the release said. “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 ME’s office said it sought the help of an outside forensic toxicology lab, “which has confirmed the absence of ‘bath salts,’ synthetic marijuana and LSD.” The ME’s office said that “within the limits of current technology by both laboratories,” marijuana was the only drug found in Eugene’s system.


So, it wasn’t “bath salts.” It wasn’t LSD. It was good old-fashioned marijuana. Do we buy that or do you feel some other things were going on?


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