According to reports, Sandra Bland had high levels of THC (marijuana) in her system when she committed suicide in a Texas jail cell on July 20.
Bland, 28, died of asphyxiation 3 days after she was pulled over for a minor traffic offense. The state trooper had planned to give Bland a warning for changing lanes without signaling, but the traffic stop escalated and she was arrested for assaulting the police officer.
An autopsy confirmed the presence of high levels of marijuana in Bland's system that indicates she smoked or ingested (ate) a large amount of THC, the mood altering ingredient in weed.
Autopsy results show Bland used a twisted trash can liner to hang herself. The coroner's report stated there were no signs of trauma on her body and no evidence that would indicate a violent struggle or homicide.
Waller County Assistant District Attorney Warren Diepraam observed ligature marks around Bland's neck which he said was “uniform and consistent,” with hanging. He added he would not expect uniform marks on her neck “had this been a murder or violent struggle."
Diepraam also observed 30 healed or healing cut marks on Bland's forearms that suggest self-harming behavior (she may have been a cutter). The cuts were up to 3 weeks old.
A male friend of Bland's stated he did not see any cuts on her arms when she dropped off a bag of clothes the day before her arrest.
An inmate in the cell next to Bland's told investigators she heard Bland "crying" in her cell the morning she died.
Bland had a history of depression for which she apparently did not seek treatment.
In March, she recorded a video in which she stated she suffered from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Jail staffers who interviewed Bland on Friday said she told them of a previous suicide attempt.
There are unconfirmed reports that Bland's mother could not or would not pay $500 to bond her out of jail.
Bland's body was flown to Chicago for burial.
Her family and friends maintain Bland was killed.
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