Keystone visitor commits suicide after eating marijuana candies
March 26, 2015
A Tulsa, Okla., man visiting Keystone committed suicide after consuming a large amount of edible marijuana candies on Tuesday, March 24, according to a Summit County Coroner's report.
The coroner said the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head. Luke Gregory Goodman, 22, was staying in Keystone at the time of the incident and was transferred to St. Anthony's Lakewood Hospital for medical care.
According to witnesses, Goodman consumed marijuana edibles prior to his death. A CBS4 reports says that Goodman bought $78 of edible marijuana with his cousin, Caleb Fowler, in Silverthorne. Goodman consumed five peach tart candies in total, each containing 10 mg of the active ingredient in marijuana, the recommended dose for an adult. The back of the bottle said the candies were supposed to take 1-2 hours to take effect.
According to CBS4, Fowler said that several hours later, Goodman became "jittery" then incoherent and talking nonsensically.
"He would make eye contact with us but didn't see us, didn't recognize our presence almost. He had never got close to this point, I had never seen him like this," Fowler said.
Later, when his family left the condo, Goodman refused to join them. According to the report, Goodman may have used a handgun he normally carried for protection.
Luke Goodman's mother, Kim Goodman, told CBS4 that her son had no signs of depression or suicidal thoughts, and believed the large amounts of edibles triggered his death.
"It was 100 percent the drugs," she said. "It was completely because of the drugs — he had consumed so much of it."
The toxicology results are pending and will take about three weeks to be finalized.
Goodman was a graduate of Oral Roberts University, and co-owned a concessions business called Break Time Vending, according to his LinkedIn account.