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Report: Tests Differ on Marijuana Levels in Slain Meriden Teen’s System

The case involves Deandre Felton, the Meriden teenager who was stabbed after police said he attacked someone last year.

The Record-Journal newspaper reported Thursday that an initial toxicology report following the fatal stabbing of Deandre Felton indicated he had not taken drugs before his death.

But police told the newspaper that a second report showed the presence of marijuana in Felton’s system.

This is the latest bit of information in the story of the 15-year-old teen's death. Felton died from injuries sustained in a stabbing after police said he and a 13-year-old teen jumped a man who was walking home from the Westfarms Mall.

Whitnesses told police at the time that the two teens were high on marijuana when they decided to jump someone.

Police and the State's Attorney's Office said they are not planning on charging the man who stabbed Felton.

Jay Aku March 01, 2013 at 01:41 AM
Why are the police so keen on talking about the second toxicology and not the first? The first Toxicology is the one that the Meriden Police Department, City Manager and Mayor lobbied the Chief Medical Examiner for on October 5, 2012. The Medical Examiner did a super job. His Toxicology report was released on November 14, 2012. The toxicology checked for all types of drugs including marijuana. But it seems suspicious that the police did not request a new test by an outside entity and not the CT Chief Medical Examiner until January 22, 2013. Ironically the same day that the family's investigator mistakenly called the MPD to request a copy of their deceased sons toxicology report. This proves that the Meriden Police Department has an interest in preserving their flawed and partial investigation of the murder & Attempted murder of Deandre Felton.

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