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Busch IV Saga: Cocaine and Oxycodone Gives Medical Examiner Choices in Cause of Death

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Adrienne Martin: Coke was it. Oxycodone, too.
As the Post-Dispatch scooped Sunday, Adrienne Martin, the deceased g'friend of August Busch IV, was found to have cocaine and oxycodone (a.k.a. Ocycotin a.k.a. Rush Limbaugh's "little helper") in her system.

But what's that mean for Busch IV? Hard to say until later this week. That's when St. Louis County Medical Examiner Mary Case is expected to release the official cause and manner of death.

"The question is: Was her death caused by one (of the drugs) or both or none?" Suzanne McCune, the forensic administrator for the St. Louis County Medical Examiner's office, tells Daily RFT today.

McCune expects the medical examiner release a public statement on the death of the 27-year-old Martin this week. Meanwhile, the St. Louis County prosecutor's office is reviewing the case for possible criminal charges, but those can't be determined until the cause of death is made.

If it's determined that Martin did not die because of the drugs, then prosecutors will have little to go on. Missouri law allows for the prosecution of people who supply drugs to people killed due to an overdose, but even that's a tough one to pursue.


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Oxycodone Addiction
Oxycodone Addiction

The New York City Medical Examiner has determined that DJ AM's (legal name, Adam Goldstein) death was accidental, according to TMZ. The M.E. says the cause of death is “acute intoxication” due to the combined effects of cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone (Vicodin), Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and Levamisole (a drug used to cut cocainewith). The manner of death is ... taking drugs is a choice! how can you say nobody chooses it? are you for real

SonjaKathryna
SonjaKathryna

Prescription medications are not the only cause of accidental overdoses. Taking too much of any medication or mixing it with alcohol can create a deadly cocktail. Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in prescription drugs such as Vicodin as well as many over-the-counter medications like Tylenol, has been linked to liver failure – http://www.liverfailurefromtyl... - and death due to accidental overdose. Always read labels carefully and follow dosing directions to avoid such a tragedy. Regards, TM

Maserati
Maserati

"Meanwhile, the St. Louis County prosecutor's office is reviewing the case for possible criminal charges, but those can't be determined until the cause of death is made. " You mean the same prosecutor's office that let them cremate the body before a cause of death was determined? I messaged how corrupt this was when the body was cremated. What are they going to reexamine....paperwork? This was all preplanned corruption for a walk. If IV really loved her, my heart goes out to him. I'm assumming he didn't force her to take any drugs and didn't plan on this to happen. I have been very unhappy about the way that this has been intentionally corruptly handled by the establishment, but there is still no way anyone can prove that the drugs weren't her own and that they were taken with the IV's knowledge. For those of you who want to legalize recreational drugs....... take note. There are repercussions.

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