According to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of Washington D.C., this is the cause and manner of Shawn Lucas’ death. The office released the information to Heavy on November 1:
Cause: Combined adverse effects of fentanyl, cyclobenzaprine, and mitragynine
“However, Lucas’ death has now been labeled an accident as a result of a combination of drugs, including kratom.”
That sentence with “kratom” means that the authorities want you to think he was irresponsible and so he died and it’s his fault. Kratom is a twilight language for “stupid user” when in fact its fentanyl.
No one who has studied this case thinks that Shawn Lucas took those drugs himself.