Homicide

Reports: Driver in crash killing 5 bicyclists took pills

This undated photo provided by the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department shows Charles Pickett Jr. Police reports say, Pickett, accused of plowing his pickup truck into a group of Michigan bicyclists on June 7, 2016, killing five, took pain pills and muscle relaxers in the hours before the crash. (Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department via AP)

This undated photo provided by the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department shows Charles Pickett Jr. Police reports say, Pickett, accused of plowing his pickup truck into a group of Michigan bicyclists on June 7, 2016, killing five, took pain pills and muscle relaxers in the hours before the crash. (Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police reports say a man accused of plowing his pickup truck into a group of Michigan bicyclists, killing five, took pain pills and muscle relaxers in the hours before the crash.

Charles Pickett Jr. was initially charged with second-degree murder in the June 7 crash and additional charges of driving while intoxicated causing death were added later. A prosecutor has said Pickett was under the influence of drugs, but details weren't previously released.

The reports were obtained Wednesday by the Kalamazoo Gazette (http://bit.ly/29RMIkO ) from the Kalamazoo County sheriff's department under the Freedom of Information Act. They say investigators also found marijuana and methamphetamine in his truck.

The Associated Press sent an email seeking comment from defense lawyer Alan Koenig. A judge earlier granted Koenig's request for a mental-health exam.

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Information from: Kalamazoo Gazette, http://www.mlive.com/kalamazoo