Bath Salts: Were They Behind "Miami Zombie" Attack?

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Police and doctors are reportedly blaming "bath salts" for the bizarre, grisly behavior of Rudy Eugene, who began devouring Ronald Poppo's face last weekend.

We're not talking garden-variety aromatherapy products here, though.

The term "bath salts" can also be used to describe illegal, designer street drugs that have been linked to violent delusions and even death, investigators say.

Either the zombie apocalypse is nigh, or Eugene was on something strong enough to prompt a psychotic, gruesome meltdown that seems incomprehensible.

Rudy Eugene Mug Shot
Ronald Poppo Mug Shot

Police were forced to shoot Rudy Eugene when he refused to stop eating Poppo's face; He growled at them, naked, and resumed feasting before being killed.

It took multiple gunshots to take him down. Ronald Poppo is a homeless man with no known connection to Eugene and is in critical condition at a hospital.

Bath salts were also blamed in another Florida incident in which a man overdosed on the drug and died. Similar cases may prompt stronger DEA action.

The DEA banned chemicals commonly used in bath salts: mephedrone, MDPV, and methylone. Sale of these items now results in federal drug charges.

At least 38 states have enacted bath-salt bans, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, instituting penalties for possession and trafficking.

Of course, because bath salts are made by "street chemists," there's really no way to know what chemicals are actually contained in any given quantity.

There's also no medical test to detect bath salts in a patient. "The only way we know if someone has taken them is if they tell you," one expert said.


Ask any police officer who has dealt with a subject on bath salts, a common trend is naked, growling, barking, bighting and no sensation of pain. We have been dealing more and more frequently with individuals on bath salts, and although this is the worst incident I have heard from-its not to far from what we are dealing with here. The subject is in a coma like state, or they are violent, incoherent and animal like. This isnt a zombie outbreak, but is a very dangerous problem that seems only to be getting worse.


Dude, this is fucking sick. How could they know it was related the the drug "bath salts" if there's no way to track it and the only way to know is to ask the person and they admit it? This doesn't make sense, at all. Alls I know is t his is fucked up, big time. It's 2012, buckle up bitches..


i think it is a us government related expiement gone wrong. if he died b4 he told police then how do they know? It has to be a cover up. if poppe starts acting strange at all quarentene him.(bad spelling, im on my dsi)


Im glad to see there are other people that are starting to see the contradictions. One i cant see how they would know it was bath Salts because they never got the chance to ask him. second everyone that took any chemistry class has heard of a little thing that can do this it is called a nero toxin by eating away the right and left side..I am not a conspiracy a realist..and back in my school days i didnt think id ever see this.. it is way bizzare and i know they will never tell what is really going on too much contradiction..But to add what else would you expect from a state that rigged the first George bush jR election


its hard to believe that the police right away connected it to bath salt.. how did they know if the only way they could find out is if he told them? the government could be doing stupid experiments that could cause something crazy like a zombie apocalypse.


I've been obsessively reading these articles since I first hear of the event, which was at about this time last night...
I have to say, I've noticed many- not just one- contradiction of claims...
First, to be "close to (the God of the Bible) and to be a "practitioner of voodoo", are two completely different things and they don't go together. period.
Second, in her initial statement, Eugene's mother says he was never violent. And then we read of multiple violent acts committed by this man over the years.
People say there was no sign of mental illness, and then there's an ex-wife who begs to differ...
I am not a conspiracy theorist, but I smell something fishy here, for sure!


I guess we'll know if it's really the Zombie Apocalypse if Robert Poppos's name starts popping up on the news for eating people's faces. I honestly don't know what to make of this. People are nuts.


Good to know I am not the only one who noticed the MAJOR contradiction in this article.
I quote"Police and doctors are reportedly blaming "bath salts" for the bizarre, grisly behavior of Rudy Eugene, who began devouring Ronald Poppo's face last weekend."
And again I quote "There's also no medical test to detect bath salts in a patient. "The only way we know if someone has taken them is if they tell you," one expert said.


this is just what we are hearing about...why haven't officials told or informed the public about this(bath salt-street drug)before now?? i honestly believe it's a touch of HELL ON EARTH, and it's gonna get worse!!!!


Whether a zombie apocalypse or drug, what happened here was wrong. Yes it is a tragedy for the family of Eugene and for Poppo but it is in the past and it cannot be changed. If it were drug related then that shows the police failures to crack down on the drugs however it were to be a zombie apocalypse it couldn't have necessarily been able to have been stopped.