Quote: By: Mike Clary, Sun Sentinel
MIAMI, Fla. — Rudy Eugene, the so-called Causeway Cannibal, was not on "bath salts" or any other exotic drug when he chewed off the face of a homeless man last month, according to toxicology results released Wednesday.
Tests on the 31-year-old's body show only marijuana in his system at the time of the May 26 attack, according to the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner.
Ruled out were synthetic marijuana, LSD, amphetamines, PCP, heroin, oxycodone, several other street drugs and alcohol, the ME reported in a news release.
To complete its examination, the ME's office said it sought help from an outside forensic toxicology lab. "Within the limits of current technology by both laboratories, marijuana is the only drug identified in the body of Mr. Rudy Eugene," the ME's office said.
Although toxicology tests searched for many known drugs and compounds, Aguilar said further investigation may be warranted. "My guess is that this is a drug they don't know the compounds of yet," he said. (Armando Aguilar, the president of Miami's Fraternal Order of Police)
Frankly, it was more comforting thinking he was on bath salts.
What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice