TASERed NC man died of cocaine poisoning


By BETH VELLIQUETTE
Copyright 2006 The Durham Herald Co. 

PITTSBORO, N.C.- A man who led Chatham sheriff's deputies on a police chase and then died shortly after they tasered and handcuffed him last July died of cocaine poisoning, according to the N.C. Medical Examiner's Office.

Toxicology tests showed a very high concentration of cocaine in the body of Shannon Lane Johnson, 37, of 939 Edwards Hill Church Road, Siler City, the autopsy report said. "Death is due to cocaine poisoning," the report states.

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