Friday, January 16, 2015

Utah Man Arrested for Selling Whippet to Minor


A 36-year-old Utah man was arrested for selling alcohol and whippets to a minor.  Police discovered the minor in the man's house and the minor admitted to buying the whippet to inhale.  The man was charged with selling and abusing a psycotoxic chemical and selling alcohol to a minor.

New Zealand Boy Doused in Petrol From Group Huffing

Via NZCity

A 14-year-old New Zealand boy was doused in petrol after getting into a fight with people huffing.  The boy had fought with one person in a group of three and hurt his arm when he fell.  Initial investigations determine that the group of people were huffing in the area.  A 37-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the boy's dousing and is assisting police with their inquiries.

Michigan Man Arrested for Huffing

Via Midland Daily News 

A 35-year-old Michigan man was arrested for huffing.  Police were called to a home where the man was huffing a cleaning product.  The man was evaluated by paramedics and then taken to jail.  He was charged with inhalation of a chemical agent.

Florida Man Arrested for Huffing Behind the Wheel


A 39-year-old Florida man was arrested for huffing after police found him unconscious in his car.  Police were called to the scene after reports of a car facing east-bound in a west-bound turning lane.  They found the man passed out in his car with a can of computer dusting spray still in his hands.  The man admitted that he only started huffing about a month prior to the incident.  

Friday, January 9, 2015

New York Woman Arrested for Huffing in Walmart


A 25-year-old New York was arrested for huffing in a Walmart bathroom.  The Walmart loss and prevention officer reported seeing the woman in the bathroom holding an aerosol can close to ther face.  The woman's son was waiting outside.

Upon her arrest police found drugs prescribed to other people, along with a bag of marijuana in her possession.  She faces charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.  She also faces charges of unlawful possession of toxic vapor and unlawful possession of marijuana.

12-Year-Old Australian Boy Dies From Huffing

Via The Sydney Morning Herald

A 12-year-old Alice Springs, Australian boy died due to inhalant abuse.  The boy was found unconscious in a parking lot between two retail complexes.  Police were called to the scene and the boy was transported to a local hospital, but despite best efforts, the boy passed away.   Early investigations show that the use of inhalants was a factor in his death.  

South Carolina Man Causes Serious Accident After Huffing


A 24-year-old South Carolina man was high on nitrous oxide when he caused a serious head-on crash.  THe man had inhaled 50 cartridges worth of nitrous oxide before crossing the center line and hitting another car.  There were two people in the other car, both of whom were badly injured. The man suffered injuries as well.

Ohio Woman Huffs and Drives Causing Accident

Via Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

A 47-year-old Ohio woman was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and abusing a harmful intoxicant.  The woman was found slumped over her steering wheel after she rammed into two parked vehicles, one that had two elderly people sitting inside it, in a parking lot.  The woman admitted to officers and medics that she had been huffing from a compressed-air duster before driving.  The woman also told police that she had previously been arrested earlier that week for a similar accident.

Friday, January 2, 2015

New York Woman Arrested for Huffing Dusters


A 20-year-old New York woman was arrested for stealing and inhaling multiple cans of computer duster outside the local Walmart.  According to Geneseo Police this is the second or third time the woman has been arrested for huffing.  In the past she has locked herself in the Walmart bathroom to huff.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New Jersey Woman Arrested for Huffing and Driving


A 36-year-old New Jersey woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of toxic chemicals and reckless driving.  Police responded to reports of a car accident.  Officers found the woman standing next to her car holding a can of computer duster spray.  Police were familiar with the woman due to a recent arrest for huffing duster.  In the vehicle police found three more cans of duster.  A witness said the woman's vehicle crossed over the curbed median and across opposing traffic lanes before hitting a lightpole, causing it to fall into the road.

Texas Teen Involved in High Speed Chase, Suspected of Huffing


A 16-year-old Texas man is accused in a 100 mph chase with a stolen car.  The teen is facing several felony charges after stealing a car from a Head Start school parking lot.  Police say they followed the teen in a high-speed chase that ended when the stolen car got involved in a two-car accident.  The man is known to huff paint, and first responders to the car crash said the teen had a strong odor of paint on him at the time of the accident.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

California Man & Woman Arrested for Possession of Nitrous Oxide

Via Ukiah Daily Journal

A 22-year-old California man was arrested on suspicion of possessing nitrous oxide, violating his probation and driving with a suspended license.  A 44-year-old woman was also arrested for possession of nitrous oxide.

Missouri Man Dies Due to Inhalant Abuse


A 21-year-old Missouri man died due to inhalant abuse.  The man passed away in June 2014.  The autopsy report came back with a cause of death from a chemical found in computer dusters.  The man's mother says he died within hours of being taken to the emergency room.  She says her son was inhaling six cans every day for about a week before a friends took him to the emergency room where he later passed away.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Wyoming Teens Cited for Huffing

Via County10 

Two 15-year-old Wyoming teens were cited for Use of Toxic Substances.  Police were called to the rear of a Library where the two teens were reportedly huffing something from a grocery bag. Police discovered the two were inhaling rubber cement fumes.  They were cited and released to their respective parents.

Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Huffing and Driving


A 36-year-old Maine man pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of inhalants knowing that his license was revoked and having his 14-year-old nephew in the car with him until the teenager jumped out.   The man pleaded guilty to a felony charge of operating after habitual offender revocation with a prior conviction and two misdemeanor counts of operating under the influence and endangering the welfare of a child.   "The negotiated agreement dismissed two misdemeanor charges of driving to endanger and failing to notify of a motor vehicle accident."

Had the case gone to trial, witnesses would have testified that the man had temporarily blacked our and drove into a ditch and continued into the horse pasture.  The Wilton Police Chief would have testified that the man was locked inside the vehicle and that she saw him huffing from the computer duster.  The man's nephew was able to jump from the car as it entered the horse pasture.

The Judge deferred sentencing on the felony charge for a year.  During that time the man will have to follow an agreement that outlines what he needs to do and he may not use alcohol, illegal drugs, or inhalants.  If he abides by the terms the case will be dismissed. If he does not the minimum mandatory sentence is six months in jail and the maximum is five years and a $10,000 fine.   The man was also sentence to 364 days in jail, all suspended, and one year probation on each of the misdemeanors.  He must also pay a $500 fine and will lose his license for 150 days.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pennsylvania Woman Found Guilty of Third Degree Murder After Huffing Accident


A 22-year-old Pennsylvania woman was found guilty of 11 of 12 charges including felony counts of third degree murder, aggravated assault and homicide by vehicle while under the influence.   Jury deliberations lasted around 2 hours.

The jury held the woman responsible for a 2012 crash that killed a 25-year-old.  The woman had been huffing a can of computer duster before the crash.

Oregon Man Killed in Huffing Related Crash


A 30-year-old Oregon man was killed after huffing and crashing his car into several trees in a Portland area park.

Investigators say the man was driving at a high rate of speed when he failed to follow the road to the right and drove through the park.  His car hit several trees before coming to a stop.  Police say there was evidence found that shows the man had been huffing inhalants prior to the crash.  Additional drug paraphernalia was also discovered.  A dog in the car was also killed in the crash.