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Autopsy: Trayvon Martin had drugs in his system

EMINOLE COUNTY, FL (RNN) - Medical examiners found the drug THC in the blood of Trayvon Martin, the teen who was shot and killed by the volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in a Florida gated community.

The autopsy is part of 67 CD's worth of material that is expected to be released Thursday on the state's attorney website.

THC is found in marijuana. Depending on the amount and frequency that the drug is consumed, THC carboxy (the by-product of the body's metabolism of the drug) can remain in the system from about two weeks to a month.

THC, the drug itself, remains in the body for up to four hours.

According to the autopsy report, Martin's blood from his chest contained 1.5 ng/mL of THC. There was 7.3 ng/mL of THC-COOH (carboxy).

Martin, 17, was walking through the community in late February when he was spotted by Zimmerman, who called emergency operators to report him as "suspicious." Details of Zimmerman's account of the confrontation have been disputed by Martin's family and some witnesses.

According to the account Zimmerman gave to police on the night of the killing, Martin slammed his head into the ground and broke his nose. Zimmerman says he shot the unarmed Martin in self-defense.

According to documents released Tuesday, a doctor Zimmerman visited the day after the shooting confirmed the 28-year-old had a fractured nose and two black eyes.

Martin's autopsy revealed he had a small cut on the ring finger of his left hand. He was shot in the chest at "mid-range," between 1 and 18 inches from his body.

Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder, and is out on bail.

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