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05-22-2005, 11:54 AM
A 20-year-old Winton Terrace man who had been stopped for a traffic violation died Thursday, apparently after ingesting drugs, police said.
Police spokesman Lt. Kurt Byrd said an officer pulled the man over on Kings Run Drive in Winton Hills for a traffic violation about 4:30 p.m.
A computer check revealed that the man, whose identity was not being released this morning, was wanted on misdemeanor warrants, Byrd said.
While the man was in the back seat of the officer's cruiser, he began to look distressed and the officer asked the man if he was OK, police said. The suspect told the officer he had swallowed marijuana.
The man began looking increasingly ill and police called for a fire rescue unit.
The man was taken to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead Thursday evening.
The Hamilton County Coroner's Office is investigating to determine what substances the man might have ingested, Byrd said.
Cincinnati Post (OH)
Copyright: 2005 The Cincinnati Post
05-22-2005, 12:02 PM
He prolly forgot to tell them about the coke , crack and the rest of the shit he swallowed. :eek:
Dollars to doughnuts that the cause of death was not marijuana related.Ive heard it all befor and its still all CRAP.
05-22-2005, 12:11 PM
Your right, it was coke he swallowed:(
Don't ya just love these dimwit reporters, only half the story:)
The full story is in the news forums.
05-22-2005, 12:25 PM
someone needs to call fraud on the press if they keep this crap up......
05-22-2005, 02:12 PM
yep the press should definately be sued by an advocacy group
05-22-2005, 02:31 PM
i find it amusing that they figured some guy sitting in the back of a police car could HAVE enough mj to kill him let alone ignoring the fact that mj CAN'T get into your system that fast. My goodness he would have had to have had what 20 pounds ON him?
05-22-2005, 02:46 PM
Coroner: Cocaine caused death
By Mark Hansel
Post staff reporter
• Taser didn't cause death
A man who died while in Cincinnati police custody Thursday ingested a deadly amount of cocaine just before being arrested, according to Hamilton County Coroner, Odell Owens.
Stanley Honaker, 21, of Winton Place, initially told police he had swallowed marijuana, but an autopsy revealed a bag of cocaine in his stomach.
"The lesson in this case is for the people who are going to deal with drugs, if you're caught, take your licks," said Owens. "Don't swallow bags of cocaine because what happens is the plastic is gonna rupture, the cocaine goes into your stomach and you're going to get cocaine toxicity."
Owens displayed a bag containing Honaker's stomach contents at a Friday press conference. The bag contained several, clearly discernible white flecks that Owens identified as cocaine.
The death is the second in a week attributed to cocaine toxicity.
At the same press conference, Owens said Vernon Young of Union Township, died from cocaine toxicity on May 13. Young, 31, was also Tased twice by Union Township Police, but Owens said the Tasing was not a factor in his death.
"Both of these cases were due to cocaine toxicity, nothing to do with any police misconduct," said Owens.
Cincinnati Police Spokesman Lt. Kurt Byrd said police are seeing more cases of suspects swallowing drugs to avoid arrest. "The majority of our injuries to prisoners are occurring as a result of ingestions," said Byrd. "No drug charge is worth taking your life over."
Byrd's warning came too late for Honaker.
Honaker was stopped by police on Kings Run Drive for a routine traffic stop. With a history of drug arrests and an active warrant, police speculate Honaker chose to swallow the drugs rather than face another charge.
Owens said police saw him take a drink of clear liquid, just before he was arrested, possibly to wash down the drugs. While in the patrol car Honaker became distressed and began sweating profusely. A cruiser cam tape revealed Honaker denied swallowing cocaine. "I ate weed, man," Honaker said on the tape. He then went into convulsions.
The officers immediately called for assistance, and Honaker was taken to University Hospital by paramedics, where he died.
Publication date: 05-21-2005
05-22-2005, 02:47 PM
never seems to amaze me how ignorant some people are i just dont get ??????
why not just leave us the hell alone these people know the facts they just dont give a rats ass i just dont get ???? why ???? sometimes i feel like SCREAMING...makes me so friggin mad :( :( :(
05-22-2005, 07:43 PM
What scares me is that there are some people out there that believe this stuff,
The end results allways allways end up like this, Marijuana has never killed anyone that can be medically proven to date. The MAN has been saying that for 100 years and its still a big lie.
05-23-2005, 02:02 AM
Marijuana kills kids everyday! The Newspaper and the Government told me so!
I can't walk down the street without stepping over dead folks grasping bongs in thier
cold, grey hands......(this is a TRUE, US GOV approved lie... :( )
05-23-2005, 08:54 AM
The general media is a cess pool of misinformation and bullshit. A person cannot read the newspaper or watch the television news and take it at face value. They must research a topic and draw information from multiple sources, and then cross there fingers and hope for the truth...What a sad stae of affairs... :(
05-23-2005, 10:01 AM
Hey man! There are lots of people still today who can be convinced that the world is flat!
05-23-2005, 12:06 PM
lol , can you say propoganda, it never fails put down the weed while hiding the truth.
05-23-2005, 12:22 PM
I believe the only proven way to get killed by mj is to be hit in the head with a bale...........
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