Blog Report

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Two People in Kentucky Arrested for Inhaling Computer Dusters

Via WPSD Local 6

Two Kentucky people, a 33-year-old man and 27-year-old woman, were jailed on Tuesday after police saw them huffing computer dusters in their home. The police were called to the house and watched its occupants inhale dusters from across the street. Police found an addition 12 empty cans inside of the home. Both people have been charged with Criminal Possession of a Noxious Substance.

Florida Woman Huff Dusters in Walmart Bathroom

Via Palm Harbor Patch

The Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call Sunday afternoon when a 35-year-old woman was seen inhaling a computer duster spray in a Palm Harbor Walmart Bathroom.  She was found with two cans of duster spray and admitted to buying the duster at Walmart and going to the bathroom to inhale it.
She has been charged with inhalation of a harmful chemical.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Missouri Man Dies, Inhales Dusters

Emergency responders found a 33-year-old man dead in a motel Monday morning and authorities have said huffing is likely the cause. He and a companion had bought more than 50 cans of aerosol dusting spray in the three days preceding his death, all of which were found empty in the room.

Ohio Man Charged for Huffing Spray Paint

VIA  Fox 45 Now

A 47-year-old man was arrested around 4 a.m. on Monday when police noticed him walking down the street with gold-colored spray paint around his nose and mouth, and on his hands.
The man has been arrested twice for Abusing Harmful Intoxicants.  He reportedly told the police he had stopped huffing but a little voice told him to do it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Four Huffing Related Incidents in One Week For Montana Man

Via the MT Standard in Montana:

Police suspect “huffing” was involved in a 26 year old man’s three traffic accidents last week.

The first accident took place on February 13th when the man allegedly hit a utility truck. Field sobriety tests took too long to conduct and thus were inconclusive. The following day the man crashed a car into another utility pole, was treated at a medical center for injuries, and charged in connection with DUI.

Two days later while was free on bond he allegedly hit the loading dock at a Wal-Mart. On this third incident police determined he was huffing computer dusting spray so he was arrested on misdemeanor DUI. The following day he was found passed out in the Wal-Mart’s restroom. It was determined he had been huffing computer duster. He was treated at the hospital and faces misdemeanor charges of possession of toxic substances.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

ACE at the AHR Expo

Diversified Booth with ACE materials.
A huge thank you to ACE Supporters Bill Frauenheim and Diversified CPC for representing ACE at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating (AHR) Exposition; the event was from January 28-30th in Dallas, Texas. As a member of ACE, Bill has gone above and beyond in reaching out to spread awareness on inhalant abuse prevention.

The AHR Expo featured more than 51,000 attendees from the HVACR (Heating, Ventalation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigerant) industry.  Having ACE materials at the event allowed ACE to reach many new industry professionals that will be able to share these resources with their consumers.
Bill continuing to spread
awareness on inhalant abuse
ACE materials were placed at the Diversified booth for all participants of the expo to browse and take. Bill was also present at the booth to answer any questions and inform participants of the importance of stepping up within the industry to help educate consumers on inhalant abuse.

Thank you Bill and Diversified for your continued support!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

South Carolina Woman Accused of Abusing Inhalants

Via The Herald Online in South Carolina:

A 50-year-old woman was arrested and charged with "inhaling aromatic hydrocarbons" on Monday. Police responded to calls saying that a woman in a silver SUV was parked in the back of the cemetery and huffing from a green can. When police arrived they found the woman asleep her car with a computer duster can in her lap. Police confiscated that can and then found another in the front passenger’s seat. The woman was released from jail on Monday on a $500 bond.

Kentucky Man Accused of Huffing Carburetor Cleaner

Via the WDRB in Kentucky 

Police in Louisville have charged a 53-year-old man with volatile substance abuse after he was found inhaling carburetor cleaner in his apartment.

Officers arrived at the man's apartment apartment shortly after receiving a report of domestic violence.  No one responded when the officers knocked on the door; however, they noticed a “strong noxious smell” coming from the apartment. The landlord opened the door to check on the tenants. Police found the man laying in his bed huffing carburetor cleaner. He appeared “very intoxicated,” had bloodshot eyes, and had a hard time speaking. He declined medical treatment and was arrested once it was determined he was a danger to himself.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Vermont Mother Charged with Child Endangerment After Huffing

Via the Rutland Herald in Vermont:

A 22 year old woman had denied charges she endangered her children earlier this month and caused multiple vehicle crashes last year after she had allegedly been abusing inhalants.

She was charged with a “felony count of endangering a child under the age of 2, two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child, five misdemeanor counts of careless or negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a charge of leaving the scene of a crash.” Her conditions of release included a curfew at her new address and no contact with her three children.

In early January police were called to her apartment by the father of one her children. He said he came to his 4 year old daughter’s birthday party and found her mother face down on her bed huffing an aerosol can. He took his daughter and when police arrived they found two young children pulling food from the refrigerator while their mother was huffing behind a closed door.

The other charges involve a series of crashes last fall in which she had admitted to huffing computer dusting spray.

Minnesota Man Huffs in Store and Steals Product

Via the Stillwater patch in Minnesota:

A 22 year old man was arrested after allegedly huffing and then stealing a can of computer dusting spray.

The retail store alerted local police to a “known shoplifter” who had huffed from a can of duster and then concealed two cans of them as he paid for other items. Loss prevention officers at the store noted that previously, he had been witnessed shoplifting 21 times in the store.

Huffing Behind the Wheel Causes Car Chase in California

Via Ninemsn:

Last week, after a 10 minute car chase, a 24 year-old man was pulled over for huffing behind the wheel.

NBC Los Angeles helicopter footage showed him “filling up balloons from a gas tank and then inhaling them.” His car was stopped after the tire was punctured from a spike strip. Officers then fired a bean-bag round at him and used a baton to smash the window so they could pull him from the car. The man’s father noted he had a problem with nitrous oxide and court records show a previous charge for possession of nitrous oxide in 2009.