Attorney calling for investigation into police force after release of toxicology reports

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- An attorney representing a deceased Memphis man's family said he did not die from an LSD overdose.

Troy Goode died after being arrested by police in July after witnesses said he was hogtied by Southaven Police and transported to the hospital face down on a stretcher.

WREG obtained a copy of his toxicology report from the Mississippi State Medical Examiner's Office which Attorney Kevin McCormack, who is representing the family, said is proof he did not die from an overdose.

Now, they're calling for an investigation by the State Attorney General's Office.

"Troy did not have any kind of a level of drugs in his system or any drug in his system that would've caused death by an overdose," said McCormack.

He said the family of Troy Goode deserves answers.

The 30-year-old father and engineer went to a concert at the Snowden Grove Amphitheater back in July with his wife and took LSD.

According to attorneys, his wife was driving them home when Goode got out of the car and began to run around.

Cell phone video captured the moments after he was in police custody.

One witness could be heard behind the camera saying,  "he's currently face down on a stretcher."

According to witnesses he was also hogtied.

Goode died at the hospital two hours later.

Shortly after the incident DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion said the officers acted responsibly. Champion said Goode was acting erratically and that he wasn't hog tied.

His office said a preliminary autopsy report showed Goode died from a heart related issue, possibly from LSD.

On Friday McCormack provided WREG with Goode's toxicology report.

It showed he had 1.0 ng/mL in his system, which experts say is about one dose.

Goode also had marijuana in his system and other drugs McCormack said were issued to him at the hospital.

Karen Morgan with Addiction Campuses can't speak to this case specifically but said if someone died from LSD it most likely would be from behavior on the hallucinogen.

"It's not very likely at all. Not that it can't happen, but it's rare," said Morgan.

McCormack is calling for action.

"So his family is upset. They're looking for answers and all options remain on the table to try to get justice for Troy," he said.

WREG reached out to the DeSoto County District Attorney's Office for comment but haven't heard back.

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