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Coroner: Poplar Bluff man's death tied to synthetic drugs

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Police found the man at this Poplar Bluff store. Police found the man at this Poplar Bluff store.
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

The Butler County coroner rules a Poplar Bluff man's death earlier this summer is connected to synthetic drugs.

Coroner Jim Akers says he listed the official cause of Charles Riels' death as excited delirium syndrome brought on by the use of bath salts.

Riels died in police custody back in July 2012, after they tried to provide him with medical assistance after confronting him at a local convenience store.

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