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Toxicology report in Bryan's death officially released

Friday, January 22, 2010

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Haley Bryan
Officials released details of toxicology reports Friday concerning the investigation into the alleged drug overdose of a Clay County teenager New Year's Day.

Pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr performed an autopsy on Haley Bryan, 17, on Jan. 4.

Bryan was pronounced dead at St. Vincent Clay Hospital after she -- and three other teenagers -- allegedly smoked the contents of a Fentanyl patch, which is a drug 100 times more potent than morphine.

Preliminary autopsy results indicated there was no medical reason for Bryan's death.

According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department Friday, Kohr ruled Bryan's death was due to "pharmacologic intoxication" and there was an undisclosed amount of Fentanyl in her system.

Regarding a recent report about the presence of a second drug in the toxicology report, officials were unable to confirm what the drug was pending verification of Bryan's medical records and any medications she was legally prescribed by a physician.

Because the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) regulations protect the privacy of a patient's medical records and the investigation continues into circumstances surrounding Bryan's death, officials said further details would be limited to protect the integrity of the investigation.


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I did not know anyone involved in this but my heart definately breaks for the families of all involved. This was a gorgeous girl with her whole life ahead of her and one bad decision changed everything. Wow. . do we really know how fragile life is and how fast it can be taken away. When most people think of 'drug overdose' they think of someone who is down in life and quit caring but this proves once again that it can affect anyone around us, your kids, your sister or brother, or even your parents. . anyway, god bless the families involved and your all in my thoughts and prayers. What a sad ending. . .

-- Posted by madmom01 on Sat, Jan 23, 2010, at 12:18 AM

madmom01: Don't be mislead. All of the youth involved have families with a history of drug usage. This may have been their first experience with fentanyl, but not their first experience with drugs.

-- Posted by Hodgepodge on Sat, Jan 23, 2010, at 9:35 AM

Hodgepodge get off your high horse. A girl died and all you want to do is accuse their families of drug use. Pathetic is what that is Hodgepodge, just pathetic. I feel sorry for the girl's family. My thoughts and prayers go out to the girl's family.

-- Posted by ThinkB4USPEAK on Sat, Jan 23, 2010, at 6:28 PM

I do not understand someone who tries to bring shame to a bereaved family. What possible service does it provide?? This young woman is not any less gone...and this is still a great tragedy, not only for Ms. Bryan's family, but also for the other young people involved, as well as their families. I do not understand why this information had to be made public. This should have been kept private, for only her family and for the police for their investigation, to be brought to court if or when someone is charged. It should be kept private unless her family agress to have it made public. The family is suffering with a loss that NO ONE can comprehend...unless they, too, have lost a child. Even then, it's not the same. Every one faces a loss in their own way.

Please don't let your insensitivity and ignorance hurt a family who is already hurting. Be more human than that. And no, I don;t know this family.

-- Posted by virginiagrace on Sun, Jan 24, 2010, at 7:20 AM

Hodgepodge: NOT ALL THE FAMILIES INVOLVED HAVE A HISTORY OF DRUG USE!! SOME OF THEM YES BUT NOT ALL OF THEN!!!!!!!

-- Posted by CCmom1972 on Sun, Jan 24, 2010, at 9:05 AM

Great, now you can read the comment section and get a drug tally, if even one uses then thats too many

-- Posted by Ombudsman on Sun, Jan 24, 2010, at 10:44 AM

I can not believe the measure of cruelty it could take to degrade all people involved in this. It was a terrible, terrible accident. Do you think that if they knew someone would die they would have done it? Get a life and try to find more good stories to focus on. Leave this poor child's family alone. They have been through enough and have lost two precious members of their family in less than a year. My thoughts and prayers go out to this girl's mother. She doesn't need to read negative remarks on her daughter. Let this mother and daughter rest in peace. AND NO I DON'T KNOW THE FAMILY EITHER! SO come down off your high horse HODGEPODGE and join the real world! I'm not afraid to use my name!

-- Posted by Former Brazilian on Sun, Jan 24, 2010, at 9:05 PM

I WOULD LIKE TO LET THE FAMILY KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.

-- Posted by TIM'S GIRL on Mon, Jan 25, 2010, at 1:33 AM

My daughter was her friend. Our hearts are saddened and our prayers for her family and all involved remain vigilant. Lord Jesus carry us when we cannot carry ourselves. See us through the darkness and help us to know how to live with this tragedy. Amen

-- Posted by ResidentBrazil on Mon, Jan 25, 2010, at 6:44 AM

It saddens me to read most of the comments written here. This was a severe tragedy, not something to gossip about or point fingers. Grow up and do your part by supporting your community! My prayers to all involved. Shame on those of you who are so cruel.

-- Posted by dana67 on Mon, Jan 25, 2010, at 10:47 AM

DANA, THOSE PEOPLE NEED YOUR PRAYERS! PEOPLE DON'T STOP AND THINK HOW THEY WOULD FEEL IF IT WERE THEM. DRUGS OR NOT A CHILD DIED! PEOPLE ARE SO QUICK TO PASS JUDGEMENT REGARDLESS OF HOW IT MAKES OTHERS FEEL OR IF THEY HAVE ANY OF THE FACTS.

-- Posted by TIM'S GIRL on Tue, Jan 26, 2010, at 2:29 AM

I know ll the kids on a very personal level and since they were very young. All of these families have personal issues, and NONE of them need to be exposed as with everyone else. All the parents are grieving and the surviving children are grieving for a loss friend who's death they all had a part in. they will have to carry that burden their entire life. So as a community we need to wrap our arms around those surviving and help them make the choices to get them on the right path, so they don't end up another statistic as well. EAch of the kids have something wonderful to give to this world and we as the community need to remind them of that fact and help them move on from this and better themselves and others in her memory. Enuf with the finger pointing and blasing of the families. Put yourself in these families places....how would you feel if one of these kids were yours?

-- Posted by cillverfox on Tue, Jan 26, 2010, at 4:42 PM

cillverfox- AMEN TO THAT!

-- Posted by madmom01 on Tue, Jan 26, 2010, at 8:17 PM

sometime saying nothing is better than opening ur mouth.

-- Posted by Sand mann on Wed, Jan 27, 2010, at 10:18 AM

sand man- AMEN TO THAT!

-- Posted by madmom01 on Wed, Jan 27, 2010, at 7:52 PM

I grew up and was raised in this town. Its a disgrace to see all the hateful people on here. I have served 2 tours in Iraq and I am leaving for in 5 months to go to Afghanistan. Its hurtful to know that I fight for a country that can be so cruel. I don't know the families in this tragedy and I am sorry for their loss. I will keep them in my prayers. I suggust if you don't know them then you should be a little kinder.

-- Posted by armyguy09 on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 8:33 AM


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