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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

West Virginia Man Arrested After Huffing Spray Paint in Apartment

Via The Intelligencer in West Virginia:

A 52 year old man was arrested after neighbors had complained about the strong paint odor coming from his apartment. He opened the door and police saw that he had “metallic silver paint on his face, hands and clothing.”

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Huffing Involved in New Mexico Murder

Via Clovis News Journal

Opening statements began Monday, January 27th for a man accused of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the August 2012 stabbing death of his friend. 

Two men and a female friend had stopped in Clovis, New Mexico to visit the deceased's aunt during a road trip that took them from California to South Dakota and Austin, Texas.   In opening statements the Special Prosecutor told jurors they were, "Three road warriors" that were "inhaling or 'huffing' an aerosol dust cleaner to get high during the trip and just before the fatal stabbing outside the aunt's home."  According to the prosecutor, the two men had packed the car to start the trip home.  Both men walked out to the car to fix a flat tire.  It was only a few minutes later that the aunt and neighbors heard a commotion and neighborhood dogs started barking furiously.  The prosecutor told jurors the accused then walked up to a neighbor's house and told the homeowner, "I just stabbed my best friend."

According to the accused, it was self defense, as the victim has "freaked out" after huffing computer duster and ran into the knife the accused was holding.  The trial is expected to continue throughout the week.

Florida Man Arrested for Huffing at Delray Beach

Via SunSential

A 23-year-old Florida man was arrested by Delray Beach police for allegedly inhaling a can of duster spray.   Police received a report of a man who appeared to be inhaling something from a can.  Officers found the man sitting, slumped over on a sidewalk.  An officer saw a can of duster spray sticking from the man's backpack.  He faces a charge of inhaling or ingesting harmful chemicals.

Friday, January 24, 2014

2 Colorado Teens Lucky to "Just Be Facing Charges" of Huffing

 Via Montrose Daily Press

Police officers were called to a location in Montrose, Colorado after a report of two youths huffing on the side of a building.  The two girls, both fourteen years old, were caught huffing aerosol cleaner.  Police said the girls were lucky to only be facing possible charges.  "It's dangerous.  The stuff that (they) were inhaling is very dangerous and very toxic," a Montrose Police Officer said.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pennsylvania Woman Charged With DUI After Huffing and Driving

Via Penn Live
 A 40-year-old woman was found in her car, slumped over the steering wheel and huffing from an aerosol can of industrial duster. A concerned citizen tried to remove the woman and stop her from huffing from the can.  Police arrived on the scene and took the woman into custody, charging her with driving under the influence of drugs (DUI – Drugs). The same woman was arrested and charged with another DUI – Drugs the next evening.

Michigan Man Arrested For Huffing

Via Tri-County Times

A 36-year-old man was found sitting in his car where he had been huffing inhalants.  Police officers discovered multiple cans of inhalants inside the man’s car. The man became aggressive as officers approached, and a struggle between officers and the man occurred.  He was shot with a taser gun to calm him down. The man was arrested and charged with huffing inhalants and resisting an officer. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Pennsylvania Woman Found in "Seizure-Like State" after Huffing Behind the Wheel

Via Penn Live

A Pennsylvania woman was found in a "seizure-like state" behind the wheel of a truck.  State police said they found the woman in the opposing lane of traffic and determined that she had been huffing from a computer cleaning duster can. The woman had been arrested less than 24 hours prior to this incident on a similar charge.  Police also determined that two witnesses had left the scene before troopers could arrive and they were seeking additional information.  The woman was taken to the hospital for a chemical blood test and was later handed over to probation officials.  She is facing charges of driving under the influence. 

Georgia Man Found Unconscious After Huffing

 Via Cumming Patch

 A 22 year-old Georgia man was arrested after being found lying unconscious in the woods.

The man was reported to have been lying in a parking lot when police were called.  The man allegedly began fighting with an off-duty officer before running off into the woods.  He was lying on his back in the woods when on-duty officers arrived and walked into the woods to follow him.  According to police the man, "was unresponsive and (his) eyes were rolled to the back of his head."  The man had a can of dusting spray in his hand.  As the police removed the can from his hand he became responsive.  He was able to walk with the police, but was unaware of what was going on.

Earlier in the day, the man had been suspected of shoplifting at Walmart and Target and had been escorted to the hospital due to huffing aerosol products from the stores.  The man refused medical attention during the second arrest.  He was issued a criminal trespass warning, arrested, and jailed on charges of loitering and public drunkenness.

National Drug Facts Week: Shatter the Myths

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is holding the third annual National Drug Facts Week from January 27 to February 2, 2014 with the aim of helping shatter the myths about drug use for teens. 

Help ACE use this week to share the facts and dispel the myths regarding inhalant abuse!

Approximately 2.5 million children ages 12-17 use inhalants each year. 59% of kids at age 12 are already aware of their friends huffing. With the average age that some kids start using inhalants at 10 years old, it is crucial to reach these youth with the proper facts and information. 

Further test your knowledge of inhalant abuse facts and myths by taking the ACE Inhalant Abuse Quiz.

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Be a part of the conversation! Share or post these facts:
  • Jan 27- Feb 2 is #NationalDrugFactsWeek join us as we share a fact a day to help shatter the myths of inhalant abuse! @NIDAnews  #inhalants
  • Did you know that approximately 2.5 million children ages 12-17 use inhalants each year? #drugfacts #NDFW #inhalants
  • The average age that some kids start using inhalants is 10 years old #educatethemearly #drugfacts #NDFW #inhalants
  • Did you know that 59% of kids at age 12 are aware of their friends huffing? #drugfacts #NDFW #inhalants
  • Liver and kidney damage are serious long-term effects of inhalant abuse #drugfacts #NDFW #inhalants
  • Inhalant abuse is deliberately sniffing fumes or gases from common household products #drugfacts #NDFW #inhalants
  • Did you know people can die the very first time they use inhalants, known as Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome? #drugfacts #NDFW #inhalants
  • Commonly abused products are adhesives/glue, aerosol products, cleaning agents, gases/chemicals, and food products #drugfacts #inhalants
  • Inhalants are the fourth most abused substance after alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana #drugfacts #NDFW #inhalants

For more information regarding National Drug Facts Week, visit the website