Breaking Update: Benoit Toxicology Results

Ryan Clark

The results are in for the Benoit family toxicology reports.

Kriss Sperry – Georgia Chief Medical Examiner gave the details – here they are:

Nancy Benoit had 3 different drugs in her system at the time of death. Hydrocodone (also known as Mortab, Morset) were found at 120 micrograms per liter. Hydromorphone, directly from the brakedown of the hydrocodone, was also found. Finally, the anti-anxiety drug Xanex wss present at 23 micrograms per liter. All 3 drugs were found at the theraputic level – not toxic levels. Her blood alcohol level was 0.184.

Daniel Benoit’s blood tested positive for Xanex at 100 micrograms per liter, which is an elevated. What is interesting about this fact is that the drug Xanex was not prescribed to Daniel and is typically not prescribed to children. Based upon this finding, it is their opinion that Daniel was sedated by Xanex at the time of his murder.

Chris Benoit tested positive for Xanex at 50 micrograms per liter. He also tested positive for Hydrocodone at 45 micrograms per liter. Both of these drugs were within the theraputic range and not toxic.

As far as steroids ….. Chris Benoit’s urine tested positive for the steroid testosterone at 207 micrograms per liter. The elevated level of testosterone in his urine were the ONLY “steroids” present in Chris Benoit. The medical examiner concluded that there is no way of telling whether Benoit’s elevated testosterone was a result of recent steroid use. He called it a “mystery” – but said that Benoit may have been treated for a testosterone deficiency.

The drug GHB was not found in any 3 of the individuals.

No way to tell whether the drugs in Benoit’s system had any affect on his behavior that weekend. The drugs found in all 3 bodies were at therapeutic – NOT toxic levels. The medical examiner also said that the decomposition of the bodies may have affected the level of alcohol in Nancy’s body.

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