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County Report: Mike Brown Had Marijuana in His System When Fatally Shot

The County is releasing some details from their medical report of Michael Brown’s body, and one detail that wasn’t in the family’s autopsy report is getting a lot of attention:

In addition, Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, according to this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.

Not sure it means anything more than another crime he was involved in. I wouldn’t think pot smoking would make you aggressive, which would help support the account that the policeman was defending himself.

Some more details:

Michael Brown was shot in the head and chest multiple times, according to Mary Case, the St. Louis County medical examiner.

While Case declined to comment further, citing the ongoing investigation into Brown’s death, another person familiar with the county’s investigation told The Washington Post that Brown had between six and eight gunshot wounds and was shot from the front.

The Brown family’s lawyer says he didn’t know anything about the presence of marijuana from their autopsy. How is that possible unless they’re purposely misrepresenting the results in order to inflame public opinion?

UPDATE:

I have been appraised of the fact that it is standard procedure for all the blood to be taken out of a body during the first autopsy, so that it is unavailable for testing in subsequent autopsies. A toxicology report takes about a week to complete.

I Have NO Idea Why Some People Think This Video Shows Mike Brown PAYING For His Cigarrillos
  • snixy

    “I wouldn’t think pot smoking would make you aggressive” – it depends if you sprinkle it with bath salts, pcp or meth

  • Jeff Greeson

    Marijuana tends to tie into to the Swisher Sweets. It common for users to use Swishers as a shell for marijuana. Doesn’t really prove much about the shooting, but tends to show the motivation for the robbery.

  • Yeah but that would be in the report too.

  • Right.

  • snixy

    not for 6 more days for full spectrum screen for bath salts

  • Jeff Greeson

    Also, Trayvon had weed in his system, and we know that he was aggressive! Besides, the “presence of marijuana” means nothing if you don’t distinguish the delta-9 THC and the Carboxy THC (metabolite.) A heavy marijuana user could be stone cold sober and still have a sky-high metabolite number.

  • nomorebsplz

    The mistake people make re: “he had weed in his system, he would not be aggressive’ is that they assume the weed in the system is what directly influences the action. In reality, if one references the 3rd supplemental discover for the G.Z case, it showed on Feb 21, during a bus ride, Trayvon basically hid his weed and told his ‘bea’ “You shoulda been on da bus”. It was the same day his cousin, who used to be mr_4dat (now riptray_9 or something like that) tweeted ‘you no told me you swung at bus driver’. Tray had weed in his system when he dribbled gz’s head like a basketball, but he didn’t do it because what was in his system mattered, he did it out of paranoia because of getting busted. Read his texts in school about his fight about ‘thumping in a ducked out spot’ because ‘dat nigga snitched on me’ (like gz did). That’s what gets these reactions. The small traces of pot are non factors. Mike probably , like many kids about to get in trouble, had a fear response of getting arrested and already had been amped up after pushing that 2 foot cashier around. But we’ll never hear about that in the news ’cause they are too busy showing how this is sara palin’s fault. I just hope Mitt romney doesn’t fart 3 neighborhoods from a black church or we’ll have another terrorist on our hands to worry about/hate crime investigation.

  • BigGator5

    Marijuana could make you paranoid, which in turn could make you aggressive. I don’t know what would happen if you spike it with other drugs.

    So let’s legalize marijuana everyone! /sarcasm

  • If he had marijuana in his system, it doesn’t mean he was high. Pot stays in your system for a week or more. All it tells you is that he — like half the teens in America — smoked weed sometime fairly recently, not that he was high at the time or even had smoked it that day.

  • MicahStone

    Mike Brown Had Marijuana in His System When Fatally Shot
    …in other words: A SURPRISE TO NO ONE…

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