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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Arkansas Man Arrested for Huffing in Store Restroom

Via the Craighead County KAIT 8 in Arkansas:

A 21 year old Jonesboro man was arrested last week after an inhalant abuse related incident.

Employees of a local store noticed the man take a two pack of dusters and enter the store’s restroom. An employee followed the man into the restroom and reported hearing him “huff” the computer duster. Police were called and the police report notes the man was “unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred and he acted like he was in a daze or unaware of his surroundings” at the time of his arrest.”

He was taken to the county detention center, charged with theft of property under $1,000; breathing, inhaling or drinking intoxicating compounds; and outstanding warrants from the city of Trumann."

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Illinois Mother Charged for Huffing


An Illinois woman was charged with two misdemeanors.  The woman allegedly fell into a "catatonic state" on the floor of a locked bathroom after inhaling computer duster.  The woman's, "4-year-old child was in the shower, according to the state's attorney's office." 

Pennsylvania Man's Crash is Inhalant Related

Via Abington Patch

An Elkins Park man, 37,  that was arrested for a crash last month, "had difluoroethane in his system, which is commonly found in electronics duster, police said." 

The man was arrested on March 2nd, after crashing into a utility pole and fleeing in the car.  When police stopped the car, the man had slurred speech, glazy eyes, and was responding slowly to questions.  He did however pass a field sobriety test.   The man's blood tested positive for difluoroethane and he was charged with, "DUI, careless driving and accidents involving damage to property."

According to court documents, the man was arrested two days earlier in a nearby town for, "smelling or inhaling toxic releasing substances, and possession of a solvent for releasing toxic vapors and fumes."

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New National Inhalant Data from Partnership at

The 24th annual PartnershipAttitude Tracking Study (PATS) data was released this morning and showed that “Inhalant abuse also remained stable, with 7 percent of teens indicating they’ve abused inhalants over the past year. 

South Carolina Man Arrested Sixth Time for Huffing

Via the Charleston Post Courier in South Carolina:

A 32 year old Charleston man was arrested last week on charges of huffing spray paint.  Around 1:45 am on a Sunday police heard loud noises and upon investigation in a marshy area by the highway found the man “
clutching a 4-inch knife, spinning in circles and talking to himself.”  They then smelled the spray paint and noticed the gold spray paint on the man’s body and clothes along with three paint cans nearby, each with a hole in the side.
The man denies the charges and the police report lists his reason.  “He stated that he sprays the gold paint and places the rag on his mouth. When the devil worshippers come after him and try to orally sexually assault him, the paint gets on their genitals, and he can use that information to prosecute them.” Since 2006 the man has been arrested and convicted on five glue-sniffing charges. For the most recent incident he faces a charge “sniffing aromatic hydrocarbons”

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Florida Man Arrested for Stealing Knives & Huffing

Earlier this month a 22 year old man was arrested after he was found stealing knives and huffing computer duster while in a Wal-Mart store. He has been charged with” a felony charge of use of an antishoplifting device and a misdemeanor charges of retail theft and inhaling/ingesting a harmful chemical.”

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Nebraska Teen Cited for Huffing at School

Via the Freemont Tribune in Nebraska

Earlier this week a 16 year old male was cited after he was allegedly hugging at a high school. Police responded to a tip and cited the boy for “inhaling an intoxicating substance.”

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Jersey Man Found Huffing in the Middle of the Road

Via Daily Record in New Jersey:

A 40 year old man was charged with driving while intoxicated after he allegedly stopped his car in the middle of the road and began inhaling from a can of computer dust cleaner.

A motorist had seen the man huffing and had taken away his car keys. Police responded to the call and noticed two cans of computer duster at the scene. The man was taken to the hospital for evaluation and “issued summons for possession of a toxic chemical for the purpose of intoxication, driving while intoxicated and numerous motor vehicle violations.”

Pennsylvania Woman Huffs on Way From Court to Probation Office

Via the Cranberry Eagle in Pennsylvania:
A 46 year old woman was arrested after she was caught huffing computer duster.  She had been in court that morning for a huffing incident back on March 4. The case was continued and the woman was ordered “on immediate pretrial supervision.” 

Her daughter drove her to the probation office and told one the deputies her mother had been huffing on the ride from the courthouse. When the deputy approached the car he saw “four canisters of dust remover on the front passenger seat floor.” He then saw the woman “grab one of the canisters and begin huffing it.” The woman was arrested on charges of inhaling toxic releasing substances and simple assault.