Andrew Grande a/k/a Dustin Michaels, a 23 year old gay porn performer choked to death on a “large bag of marijuana”, after being arrested by Bay County (Panama City Beach, Florida) sheriff deputies on Friday, December 11, 2009 after officers responded to a distrubance call. Grande was suspected of assaulting a a female subject following an argument.
“When deputies confronted Grande, they were able to place a handcuff on his wrist, and during the struggle they observed Grande attempting to place something in his mouth. The incident was recorded by a Tru TV crew who were riding along with Bay County Sheriff’s deputies.”
“After emergency medical technicians arrived, they removed the bag of marijuana from Grande’s throat with forceps, officials said. Grande was taken to nearby hospital and pronounced dead, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. An autopsy was performed Friday afternoon and the preliminary cause of death is asphyxia due to obstruction of the airway by a foreign material, officials said.” (NewsHearld)
On December 7, 2009 (4 days before his death) Dustin Michael posted this image to his Twitpic page, encaptioned “Oregano”