The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports levels of THC were found in Brown's blood and urine. The Post-Dispatch quotes forensic toxicologist Alfred Staubus:
“The detection of THC in the postmortem blood of Michael Brown really indicates his recent use of marijuana (within a few hours) and that he may or may not have been impaired at the time of his death,” Staubus wrote in an email.But another newspaper is quicker to speculate on Brown's state of mind at the time of his altercation with police. The Washington Post says it has sources of its own:
Jurors have also been provided with the St. Louis County autopsy report, including toxicology test results for Brown that show he had levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana. The Post’s sources said the levels in Brown’s body may have been high enough to trigger hallucinations.What we don't know is if the Washington Post's sources are locals in St. Louis or, perhaps more likely, are closer to the Post's home city, and coming from within Eric Holder's Department of Justice.
We do know the New York Times reported it was getting information on the case leaked by sources within the DOJ.
Earlier in his term as attorney general, Mr. Holder went to extraordinary and questionable measures in attempts to trap and trail both those who leaked from inside DOJ as well as journalists on the outside suspected of receiving tips.
So, why's DOJ suddenly appear to be leaking like a sieve?