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Medical examiner: Only marijuana found in system of Florida man in face-chewing attack

FILE - This undated file booking photo made available by the Miami-Dade Police Dept. shows Rudy Eugene, 31, who was shot and killed by Miami-Dade Police after he refused to stop eating another man's face in Miami on May 26, 2012. Lab tests detected only marijuana in the Eugene's system, the medical examiner said Wednesday, June 27, 2012, ruling out other street drugs including the components typically found in the stimulants known as bath salts. (AP Photo/Miami-Dade Police Dept., File)
June 27, 2012 - 5:04 PM

MIAMI - 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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