(L.A.) Leroy Peterson, 46, Died on a Sidewalk

Case Number: 2024-00705

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 46-year-old Black male that occurred on a sidewalk.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Leroy Peterson.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Effects of Fentanyl, Cocaine, Levamisole, and Ethanol

RIP LEROY PETERSON (August 15, 1977 – January 11, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 11:12 a.m.

The Department of Medical Examiner publicly disclosed the COD ruling on February 13, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drugs.

Levamisole is a veterinary pharmaceutical used primarily to treat worm infestations in livestock.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) estimates that levamisole is present in about 80% of cocaine seized in the United States and linked to debilitating, and sometimes fatal, immunologic effects in cocaine abusers.