The Jackson County Sheriff's office says it could be six to eight weeks before a toxicology report comes back on a Talent man who died in police custody this week.
Christopher Ladue’s heart stopped beating shortly after he was arrested on Wednesday night.
According to police, Ladue's parents called when the 23 year old had a bad reaction after smoking an unidentified substance. The parents told police their son had schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Andrea Carlson, the public information officer for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, says police caught up with Ladue some time later.
"They tried to get him under control and to help him and he was not compliant," Carlson says. "So a Taser was used from both officers using dart packs. And despite direct hits from both of those packs, neither had any effect on him."
Carlson says Ladue ran. After police caught up with him they used pepper spray and a second round of Tasers.
Ladue's heart stopped beating shortly after he was taken into custody. Efforts to resuscitate Ladue were unsuccessful.
Carlson says the case is now under investigation by Jackson County Major Assault Death Investigation Unit.