(L.A.) Kelly Herman, 44, Died at a Residence
Case Number: 2023-03134
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 44-year-old Caucasian female that occurred at a residence.
The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Kelly Herman.
Manner of Death: Accident
Cause of Death: Effects of Cocaine and Levamisole
RIP KELLY ELIZABETH FITZGERALD O’TOOLE HERMAN (June 11, 1978 – March 21, 2023)
Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 4:52 p.m.
Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on July 27, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drugs.
A detailed report by the government investigator assigned to this case may be purchased from L.A. County for 67 dollars. This includes the outcome of drug tests and field notes on the circumstances of the death.
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Levamisole, sold under the brand name Ergamisol among others, is a medication used to treat worm infestation in animals. Previously, it was used in human medicine as an immunomodulator in rheumatoid arthritis and colorectal cancer therapy. It is no longer available for human use in the United States.
Levamisole is mainly encountered in combination with cocaine, as an adulterate. Therefore, the levamisole user population includes cocaine abusers.