• Toxicology tests reveal drugs in US official's system
    Samples from Mr Wood were taken

Electrophoretic Separations

Toxicology tests reveal drugs in US official's system

Mar 26 2010

A number of drugs have been found in samples taken from a Wisconsin-based official who was arrested for driving under the influence.

State representative Jeff Wood's toxicology report showed two types of sedative and two anti-anxiety medications, as well as a large amount of a chemical commonly found in cough medicine.

According to the document, levels of dextromethorphan (DXM) in his system were eight times the recommended dosage, while other drugs were found to be within normal range.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Wood told an Assembly ethics committee - who are currently scrutinising whether he should be expelled from legislature - that he had taken more of the DXM than was advised on the label.

An over-the-counter cough suppressant, the substance can cause visual and auditory hallucinations and has been described as "poor man's PCP", the news provider added.

Toxicology tests recently revealed Washington-based music teacher Geoff Gilbert had both alcohol and marijuana in his system when he was killed rear-ending a truck in fog.

Digital Edition

Chromatography Today - Buyers' Guide 2022

December 2021

In This Edition Modern & Practocal Applications - Accelerating ADC Development with Mass Spectrometry - Implementing High-Resolution Ion Mobility into Peptide Mapping Workflows Chromatogr...

View all digital editions


Plastics Recycling World Expo Europe

Jun 14 2023 Essen, Germany

HPLC 2023

Jun 18 2023 Dusseldorf, Germany


Jul 04 2023 Cardiff, UK

Water Expo Nigeria 2023

Jul 11 2023 Lagos, Nigeria

ACS National Meeting & Expo, Fall 2023

Aug 13 2023 San Francisco, CA, USA

View all events