Floyd’s fentanyl, meth levels lower than most DUI cases -witness

"So Mr. Floyd's level of 19ng/ml - that was exceptionally low, is that right?" asked prosecutor Erin Eldridge. "In relationship to the DUI driving population, yes," said Dr. Isenschmid.

Chauvin's defense lawyers have argued that Floyd may have died from a drug overdose.

Video Transcript

- So can methamphetamine be both a street-level recreational drug and also a prescription drug?

- It can.

- With respect to the results, the 19 nanograms per milliliter that you found of methamphetamine, what significance, if any, is there to that amount?

- Well, that is actually approximately the amount that you would find in the blood of somebody that was given a single dose of methamphetamine as a prescribed drug.

- So when you say-- you described the prescription drug form in which methamphetamine can be available. The results would be consistent with the prescription dose of that. Is that right?

- Yes, it could be.

- Would that be considered a low level of methamphetamine?

- Yes, very low.

- And again, when we're talking about the DUI population, these are individuals-- this 3,271 number-- individuals who are alive. Is that right?

- Correct.

- So again, you had 215 cases where the number was greater than 1,000 nanograms per milliliter. Is that right?

- Correct.

- And the biggest piece of the pie, the 30.9% of the cases, were between 201 and 500 nanograms per milliliter. Is that right?

- Yes.

- So Mr. Floyd's level of 19 nanograms per milliliter, that was exceptionally low. Is that right?

- In relationship to the DUI driving population, yes.

- Nothing further, Your Honor.