Miami Cannibal Rudy Eugene Wasn't High On Bath Salts When He Ate A Homeless Man's Face

"Miami Cannibal" Rudy Eugene was sober when he ate a homeless man's face -- which makes the whole thing even scarier.
It turns out the "Miami Cannibal" who ate a homeless man's face in Florida last month wasn't under the influence of bath salts at the time of the attack. In fact, the only drug the medical examiner found in his system was marijuana, according to a report released today.

This, in our humble opinion, makes the vicious cannibalistic attack even scarier -- drugs didn't make Rudy Eugene go berserk, he apparently was just a maniac.

In the days following the attack, it was widely suggested that Eugene was under the influence of some sort of drug that prompted his psychotic behavior. Bath salts were the obvious candidate, considering they've been responsible for a number of other bizarre attacks, many of which included the user trying to eat another human being.

According to a press release from the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office -- first reported by the Miami Herald -- "The department has ruled out the most common drugs found in 'bath salts.'"

The toxicology testing "has identified the active components of marijuana," the release says. "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."

Eugene was shot dead by police after gnawing on the face of Ronald Poppo for about 18 minutes. When he was shot, witnesses say he "just stood, his head up like that, with pieces of flesh in his mouth. And he growled." Then police started shooting.

Poppo is still recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where surgeons have attempted to repair what's left of his face.

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So we're supposed to feel better because he was stoned on grass instead of bath salts?  Meanwhile, numerous states are either trying to or succeeding in legalizing marijuana?  I'm not comforted by this news. 


I've been a recreational bath salts user for over a year, maybe even two, at one point before i got my full time job, i was doing it almost every other day, sometimes 3 days in a row. I've never experienced the urge to bite anyone, or anything at that. The worst effects I've experienced from these types of drugs was, extreme insomnia, and pretty bad anxiety, but thats pretty normal for your body, and mind to act like after 3 days straight without sleep from what info I've gathered.


I was almost sure it was PCP in this case, just because it's the one drug that fits best in my opinion. kinda scary they only found weed in his system. makes me wonder what kinda weed he was smoking... or what it was laced with, probably some new drug someone cooked up in a house in a miami ghetto, He was probably testing it or something like that. Hope it doesn't get out and become a popular drug of choice. Imagine going to a party/rave full of face biting zombies. :o


@mrpoizun1 mrpoizun1 It's not supposed to make you feel better. "This, in our humble opinion, makes the vicious cannibalistic attack even scarier -- drugs didn't make Rudy Eugene go berserk, he apparently was just a maniac." And whatever criticisms one may have of marijuana, it rarely makes people turn into cannibals, unless it's synthetic or otherwise poorly produced .

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