Blog Report

Monday, December 21, 2015

Alabama Man Wrecks Vehicle After Suspected Huffing, Faces DUI Charge


A 23-year old man was arrested on suspicion of huffing after crashing into a telephone pole, continuing to drive, crossing opposite lanes of traffic, and ultimately crashing into woods off the road. Witnesses reported seeing the driver throw a small object from the car, which police determined to be a can of computer duster.

“About 5 feet from the vehicle, based on my training, I recognized a canister of compressed air that blows air on your keyboard,” the officer reported. “It’s not necessarily the air that gets you high, it's the propellant that’s used to propel it out of the canister.”The driver was discovered walking in the woods and given a field sobriety test, which led to his arrest for driving under the influence of inhalants. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Two New York Men Found Unconscious After Huffing


"Batavia Police were called to the Wal-Mart parking lot on Veterans Memorial Drive around 11:30 a.m., where they found Jesse Repass, 29, and Jade Repass, 20, both of Oakfield passed out in a vehicle. Officers say both were huffing fumes from dust cleaner.
Both were charged with inhalation of toxic vapors. Jade was released and is due back in court later this month, while Jesse was taken to the Genesee County Jail on $1,000 bail."

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Oregon Woman Arrested Second Time for Driving Under the Influence of Inhalants


Law enforcement arrested a woman in Oregon for driving under the influence of inhalants, following a hit and run. Witnesses reported that the driver appeared to be struggling to remain conscious. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of inhaling compressed air. This is the woman's third DUI this year, and the second time she was reported driving under the influence of inhalants.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pennsylvania Police Chief Caught Huffing


The 41-year-old Mahong Township Police Chief faces court on December 22, postponed from December 3, 2015. The officer was caught huffing from a can of compressed air while on duty back in May of 2015. According to the reports, his eyes fluttered and he was unresponsive, leading other officers to believe he was having a seizure. The officer has been in the police force for 18 years, and with the Mahong Township Police for 5 years.

The officer is on administrative leave without pay, and faces two counts each of sale or illegal use of certain solvents and noxious substances

One Dead, Suspect in Custody in Oklahoma Inhalant-Related Car Crash


Prior to the car crash that took the life of one driver and injured the suspect, an Oklahoma family called in a tip for police to be on the lookout for a driver, high on keyboard cleaner. Within a few hours, the 25-year-old man drove head-on into traffic on I-44, killing another driver on impact. 

When police arrived, they reported that the drive appeared lethargic, with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. He was arrested on charges of suspected DUI and first-degree manslaughter. 

Los Angeles Student Found Dead After Huffing Inhalant


A Los Angeles student was found dead in his vehicle. Reports indicated that officers found him in the car, and it appeared he had been huffing, passed out, and suffocated to death. The student was only 18 years old.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Indiana Teen Caught Huffing In Park


An Indiana teen was found by police following a report of concern from his mother. Police say they found the empty can of duster in the park and located the teen in front of a home on Briarcliff Parkway.  The 18-year-old was charged with Inhaling Toxic Vapors. 

Pennsylvania Man Charged with Huffing in Public Restroom

"On Monday, officers found Harold Mirabito Jr., 31, of Enola, on the floor of the bathroom at the Subway restaurant along the 400 block of North Enola Road, police said.
Mirabito was 'unresponsive with an aerosol container in his hand and another empty one on the floor. Police found him to be inhaling the container to get high,' according to a news release from the police.
Mirabito has been charged with illegal use of solvents and noxious substances, police said."

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Maryland Woman Arrested for Huffing

A 36-year-old Maryland woman was arrested for huffing a harmful substance when a police officer conducted a wellness check. The officer determined the woman to be under the influence of inhalants when he approached her in her parked car. She was arrested for inhaling a harmful substance and two counts of paraphernalia possession.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ohio Teens Killed in Inhalant-Related Car Crash

Two teenagers were tragically killed in a car crash in Ohio on November , 2015. A surviving passenger in the car reported that the two boys killed were inhaling an air duster as an intoxicant, leading the driver to crash and end two lives

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Georgia Officials Warn of Inhalant Abuse Linked Health Risks

Officials in Georgia warn that teens who abuse various household items. In particular they want to spread awareness of sudden sniffing death syndrome. As its name suggests, it occurs when people inhale certain substances that cause rapid damage to the cardiovascular system.

Furthermore, officials describe how many teens and preteens are attempting to get drunk on alcohol-based hand sanitizer. In response to the rise of this action, these officials are warning parents and educators that this action can be quite harmful since it the alcohol in hand sanitizer is not meant for human consumption.

Minnesota Man Arrested for Inhalant Abuse

During the afternoon of November 10th, 2015, a 46 year old man in Bemidji, Minnesota was arrested for abusing inhalants. According to local reports, this occurred after a welfare check.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

16 Year Old Boy Dies after Inhaling Butane

On Saturday November 7th, a 16 year old boy in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture died after inhaling butane. According to local police reports, he and four friends went to a park and began inhaling the gas. Allegedly, they did so by first collecting it in plastic bags. Shortly afterwards he collapsed.

His friends quickly called 119 (the Japanese equivalent of 911). However, this action was not enough. After paramedics arrived, he was soon taken to a local hospital. Although doctors attempted to treat him, the boy died around midnight.

Friday, November 6, 2015

South Carolina Inhalant Case Leads to Police Discoveries


A South Carolina woman reported her boyfriend to the authorities for huffing paint. When they arrived, he "told the deputies that he didn’t know how the gold paint got [around his mouth and tongue] because he couldn’t remember painting anything. The deputies reported that he showed symptoms of inhalant abuse. Some of those symptoms, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, could include 'dizziness, drowsiness, slurred speech, lethargy, depressed reflexes, general muscle weakness, and stupor.'"

The discovery also prompted removal of a child from the home, as the trailer home was unfit for living. The police reported that the caller was intoxicated on alcohol, and the home was covered in feces, bugs, and garbage. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

California Man Arrested for Huffing while Driving; Reveals Drug Stockpile

On Wednesday November 4, 2015, a man in Garberville, California was arrested after responding to a report that several individuals were huffing an inhalant know as whip-its. When they initially approached the group scattered. However, the authorities later perused one of the individuals by car after he tried to flee the scene.

After taking him into custody, the police found several hundred whip-it containers in the 34 year old man’s car. Furthermore they found dozens of containers of concentrated cannabis. Ultimately he was arrested and brought to Humboldt County Correctional Facility. The suspect was then charged with possession for sales / transportation of concentrated cannabis, driving on a suspended driver’s license, and violation of probation. His bail is set at $25,000.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

South Carolina Father Arrested for Inhalant Abuse

On Tuesday November 3, 2015, a couple in Spartanburg County South Carolina was arrested. The police were first concerned about suspected inhalant abuse. This was because one of the two had noticeable signs of this activity including a dazed appearance and paint on his face. However, when they enetered their home, they also became deeply concerned about parental neglect.

According to reports, the house was littered with insects, rats, mold, and dog feces. Furthermore, when the police asked the couple’s child to bring a pair of shoes, she was unable to do so. The original suspect was arrested for being under the influence of the Aromatic Hydrocarbons and the mother was arrested for child neglect. The daughter was taken into emergency protected custody.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Florida Doctor Accused of Huffing and Driving for Third Time


A 61-year-old Florida podiatrist is accused of driving while under the influence of inhalants for the third time, following a ticket for reckless driving. The doctor was arrested after swerving off the road and damaging a light pole, and was seen throwing a can of electronics air duster into the woods. Police report that he had three incidents of driving involving duster cans in one week. The doctor was only arrested one of the three times because huffing effects are difficult to identify and typically only last 10-20 minutes, although they can kill immediately.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Rhode Island Driver Abuses Inhalants, Drags Police Office behind Car

On the morning of Thursday October 29th, several police officers in Warwick, Rhode Island responded to a report of an erratic driver. They arrived at a local gas station where they found a 27 year old woman who seemed confused in a car that had two blown out tires. Furthermore, the claim to have found huffing materials in the vehicle.

Reportedly, the driver put the car in gear after an officer tried to turn off the engine. This caused an officer to briefly get caught on the car. Fortunately he was not injured since he got loose after approximately ten feet. After this incident the police took the woman into custody and where she currently is facing several charges including DUI, reckless driving and possession of toxic substances.

Rhode Island Woman Charged with Driving Under the Influence of Inhalants

"A Smithfield driver who huffed spray-air aerosol while driving early Oct. 29 then popped two tires on a curb was arrested by Warwick officers called to intercept her after she fled in her car, ramming two cruisers before police apprehended her.

The officers charged [her] with reckless driving, Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and/or drugs (the aerosol) and possession of a toxic substance (the aerosol). "

Green Bay Woman Faces Jail for Huffing OWI Offense


A 41-year-old Green Bay woman faces an 18-month prison sentence after receiving her 5th DUI, in addition to three years of additional supervision and three years with her driver's license revoked. Police pulled the woman over for erratic driving and discovered cold cans of compressed air, indicating recent and prolonged use. Because of four previous DUI offenses, the incident of driving under the influence of inhalants qualified as a fifth offense, leading to jail time. She was also sentenced to nine months in jail on a misdemeanor charge of intentionally abusing a hazardous substance, which will be served at the same time. 

Wisconsin Woman Arrested after Driving Under the Influence of Inhalants

On the morning of October 29th, a 41 year old woman from Green Bay Wisconsin was sentenced to 18 months in prison for operating a vehicle while under the influence of an inhalant. The court cited the fact that she was convicted of four separate charges of driving under the influence prior to this latest incident for the stiff sentence.

After she is released, she will serve three years of extended supervision. Also she will have her license suspended for three years. Additionally, the Brown County judge ruled that she must have an ignition interlock installed into her car for two years afterwards.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Texas Car Explosion Linked to Computer Duster


Police were called to the scene of a car explosion in Plano, Texas, with reports detailing that a man with several cans of computer dusters was to blame. Witnesses reported the man scene fleeing from the car, and a bomb squad was called to investigate. As no explosives were discovered at the scene, authorities expect the explosion to have occurred when a man was huffing cans of compressed air duster, followed by lighting a cigarette. A man later appeared at a nearby hospital with burns, although he is reported to recover. No formal charges have been filed.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Florida Doctor Crashes Car after Huffing, Knocks out Power at Local Supermarket

On the morning of Tuesday October 27th, a 61 year old physician in Saint Augustine crashed his car into a power pole. This left a major grocery store in the area without electricity. Police responding to the scene reported that the man in question was huffing computer cleaner.

According to the police report, he was fairly compliant with the arresting officers’ requests. However, he was physically unable to stand in order to carry out the field sobriety tests. However, the doctor was eventually taken to the county jail. From there he was charged with DUI with Property Damage and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage.

Plano Authorities Suspect a Car fire was Started by Aerosol Abuse

Upon witnessing a car fire in a local parking lot, Plano firefighters believed that the situation warranted an investigation.  According to their reports, the car contained several cans of computer cleaner that were likely used by the driver to become intoxicated. These possess a chemical called difluoroethane which is highly flammable. Therefore, they believe the car ignited when the driver tried to light a cigarette after abusing inhalants.

At the time of the incident, the driver was seen running from the burning car. However, local authorities soon found him. After taking him into custody, they quickly brought him to Parkland Hospital in order to treat his non-life threatening burns.

Michigan Man Found Huffing Duster In Parking Lot


A 19-year-old Michigan man was charged with prohibited use of a chemical agent and driving without a valid license following a tip to the police of a man spraying his face with an unknown substance in a Family Fare parking lot. Officers arrived and found him inhaling a can of duster. Paramedics were called to administer medical attention, and the man was subsequently arrested. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Minnesota Driver Pleads Guilty in Huffing Related Crash

A 26 year old man from Hastings Minnesota has pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular operation during a court appearance on Monday October 19th. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on July 26th in which he collided head on with another car. The other driver was taken to the hospital with back injuries.

Although he denied drinking that day, he admitted to having taken several “hits” from the aerosol cans in the back of his car on his way to work. His current charges count as a gross misdemeanor. Therefore, he will be required to serve 21 days in jail and spend two years on probation. Furthermore, he will have to undergo a chemical evaluation and stay off alcohol and controlled substances.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Washington Woman Hospitalized and Arrested Following Theft of Canned Air

A 31 woman in western Washington State was found passed out in a public bathroom on Saturday October 17th after huffing a significant amount of canned air. Once taken into custody, the police brought her to Providence Centralia Hospital.

Furthermore, the police cited the woman in question on suspicion of third-degree theft and inhaling toxic fumes.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Victim of Man who drove Under the Influence of Inhalants Offers Forgiveness

During an October court appearance, a traffic safety flagger publically forgave the 50 year old man who ran his car into her after inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as “whippets.” According to witnesses, the Portland man was weaving around traffic when he hit the woman despite her orange safety vest and sign that said “slow.” The collision left her in critical condition, although she is not beginning to heal.

After the March 25th incident, the man pled guilty to charges of third-degree assault and driving under the influence of inhalants. He is currently scheduled to face a sentencing hearing on November 2nd, 2015.

Family in West Michigan Tries to Raise Awareness about Inhalant Abuse

A family from the Kalamazoo area has been on a mission to raise awareness about inhalant abuse. This has been in response to what they describe as the troubles of a 30 year old member of their family who has been addicted to inhalants for several years.

One of their main policy objectives is reducing access to potential inhalants in retail stores. As a precedent, they point to restrictions on Sudafed purchases.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Florida Man Sentenced After Huffing 'Duster' in Cemetery, Attacking Police


A Florida man accused of huffing duster in a cemetery was sentenced to a year in prison for attacking police officers.

"Springfield Police were dispatched March 14 at about 1:30 p.m. to a cemetery at 1535 E. 15th St., where 34-year-old William Howard IV was huffing computer cleaner aerosol, also known as “duster.” When officers made contact with him, Howard reportedly became violent, attempting to kick officers several times. Even after police used a stun gun, Howard struggled and attempted to overpower the officers, police reported."

Monday, October 12, 2015

Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Stealing and Abusing Inhalants

 A 29 year old man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania was charged with theft and illegal use of certain solvents and noxious substances on October 12th, 2015. This occurred after he overdosed as a result of huffing compressed air spray. Furthermore, local officials claim that the man reported stealing two cans of air spray.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Man from Poulsbo, Washington Dies after Inhaling Air Duster

A 29 year old man from Poulsbo, Washington fell into cardiac arrest subsequently and died on Saturday October 10th, 2015. He had been taken to Harrison Medical Center after police took him into custody. As of the time the story was written, the police were withholding his name from the public until his next of kin could be located.

According to local reports, he was first discovered in a public restroom by the on duty store attendants. They reported that he was inhaling fumes in a stall to the police. Once the authorities arrived, they took him to the hospital where he was initially seen to be in relatively good health other than some scratches from an unrelated previous incident. However, his condition soon rapidly worsened and he passed away in a matter of hours

Man Arrested after Huffing Canned Air in a Park’s Portable Toilet

On Saturday October 10th, a 28 year old man in Ferndale, Michigan was arrested after police found him in a portable toilet with a can of compresses air. They arrived at the scene after witnesses reported a seeing a man enter the restroom and not leaving. Additionally, they claimed to hear the sound of a spray can and subsequently, a thud.

Officers reported that the man called out that he “was sleeping” in an extremely slurred manned after they knocked on the door. Later he was taken into custody and protested that he “only inhaled one can.” After he was cleared medically, he was issued a citation for abuse of inhalants under a local ordinance. Additionally, his parole officer was notified of the incident.

Friday, October 9, 2015

New Jersey Man Arrested after Huffing on Courthouse Grounds

On Friday October 9th, a 39 year old man from Toms River, New Jersey was observed inhaling the contents of an aerosol can on the grounds of the Ocean County Courthouse. The suspect was first seen by a local sheriff who called for assistance with arresting him at 9:44 A.M. According to police reports, the man was walking strangely and attempted to hide the can of computer cleaner in the sleeve of his shirt.  

After his arrest, the man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and use or possession with intent to use. Furthermore, the Sheriff's office discovered that he was wanted on two probation warrants for bail violations.

Florida Man Sentenced after Huffing Computer Cleaner and Attacking Police

A 34 year old man in Springfield, Florida was arrested on March 14, 2015 for inhaling the contents of a can of computer cleaner in a cemetery. As the police took him into custody, he repeatedly tried to kick and lash out at the officers. These acts of physical aggression continued even after the police used a stun gun on him.

After this incident, he was charged with inhaling a harmful chemical substance and resisting arrest with violence. After pleading no contest, he was sentenced to just over one year in prison on Friday October 9th, 2015.

Michigan Man Found Huffing in Car While Waiting for Girlfriend

On October 9th 2015, a 19 year old man was allegedly found inhaling the contents of an aerosol can. The police report that the man drove with a suspended license to a store and brought a can of air duster. He then drove to a nearby parking lot and proceeded to inhale the contents while waiting for his girlfriend to finish work.

Local shoppers witnessed what the man was doing and reported it to the police. Once they arrived, they called paramedics out of concern for the young man’s medical state. After he was cleared, the alleged perpetrator was taken into custody and charged with prohibited use of a chemical agent and driving without a valid license.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tennessee Man Arrested for Huffing and Driving


A 35 year old man from Rockvale, Tennessee man was taken into custody on Tuesday night at approximately 6:40 PM after allegedly huffing and driving. While responding to a call regarding someone having a seizure behind the wheel, a local officer claims to have witnessed the man spraying canned duster into his nose while pulled over to the side of the road.

Upon confronting him, the officer claims that the man refused to cooperate. After gaining access to the car by breaking through a window, the Tennessee man reportedly put up a brief struggle against the arresting officer. From there he was taken first to a hospital and then to jail. Currently, he is being charged with resisting arrest and driving under the influence. The bond is set at $4,000.

Ottawa County Sheriff’s Deputies Report Increased Inhalant Abuse

On October 6th 2015, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Deputies reported that they have investigated three separate instances of residents abusing inhalants while driving. The first two instances resulted in the drivers hitting trees. However, the third incident resulted in the driver crashing into a utility pole on Sunday October 4th.

  The crashes occurred in Jamestown Township, Georgetown Township, and Coopersville respectively. The latest suspect suffered serious injuries, had his car totaled, and has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

Wisconsin Man Sentenced to One Year Probation for Huffing Spray Paint


On October 6, 2015 a 44 year old man in Sheboygan Wisconsin was sentenced to one year probation for two separate incidents. The first was when in mid-July when the man’s brother called the authorities after finding him impaired. Later that day the Sheboygan man admitted to police that he has huffed an entire can of gold spray paint.

The second incident occurred in early-August in which he was found passed out on a railway bridge with a can of spray paint next to him. According to the man’s own admission, he has been addicted to huffing paint since he was 17.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Former Model Attempts to Regain Contact with Child Despite Inhalant Abuse


In the New York metropolitan area, a former professional model is taking her billionaire ex-husband to court in order to regain visitation rights with their daughter. The woman has reportedly been cut off from her since their last court appearance in which the wealthy Long Island trader released a video of his ex-wife inhaling air-blast spray which is commonly used to clean computer keyboards.

In response to her ex-husband’s allegations that his actions have been simply been in the best interests of their daughter, the former model emphasizes that the girl need a mother in her life. Also she claims that her 2013 overdose was driven by stresses caused by her drawn out custody battle.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Michigan Man Crashes into Utility Pole after Huffing

On the night of Sunday October 4, 2015, a man crashed his truck into a utility pole near Coopersville, Michigan. However, the Ottawa County Police Department has stated that the man was not injured from the collision.

According the local reports, the damage was fairly extensive as several power lines were pulled down in the process. Additionally, the department reported that the man in question inhaled canned air duster while driving and subsequently blacked out. He was taken into custody shortly afterwards.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Georgia Man Arrested After Inhaling Carburetor Cleaner in Van

A man in Roswell, Georgia was arrested on Saturday October 3, 2015 after police found him unconscious in the back of a work van. According to local reports, he had huffed carburetor cleaner to the point that the responding officers were overwhelmed by the fumes when they opened the van doors.

Soon after finding the man, police took the man to the hospital. After he was given time to recover, they took the man to a local jail where he spent two days before being bonded out. Currently he is facing charges of huffing an illegal inhalant.

Woman Found Dead in Delaware Motel: Inhalant Abuse-related

A 27 year old woman was found dead on Saturday October 3rd 2015. The police were alerted of this occurrence by her 31 year old boyfriend who claimed to have found her in a motel in a Murfreesboro, Delaware motel room.

The boyfriend told the authorities that the woman had inhaled duster the night before. However, the exact cause and manner of death has yet to have been reported by the local medical examiner’s office. Currently the Murfreesboro police department is considering the incident to be part of an “unintended death investigation.”

Friday, October 2, 2015

Montana Mother who Provided Alcohol and Inhalants to her Children Sentenced

A woman from Hamilton, Montana was sentenced to ten years in Montana Department of Corrections with five years suspended. She was first arrested in May 2014 after she provided alcohol to a 13-year-old boy, who became extremely sick in the motel room where she was staying with her 14-year-old daughter. However, the mother did not seek medical treatment because she “was worried about getting into trouble.” The second incident occurred when she was released on bail in November. During this time, she abused inhalants with her children. After consuming these products, one of her children fell and hit its head and subsequently had two seizures.

These events were reportedly part of a larger parenting trend. Another allegation included regularly using drugs in front of her children. Additionally, is also accused of regularly bringing various men home for the purpose of having sexual intercourse in front of her children. Her defense attorney cited the physical and sexual abuse that she suffered as a child as reasons for her behavior. However, the judge rejected her please for clemency during sentencing.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Connecticut Man Bites State Trooper after Inhaling Dust Cleaner

A 25 year old man from Somers, Connecticut was arrested on the night of Thursday October 1st 2015 and was charged with assaulting a police, interfering with an officer and resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, interfering with an emergency call and third-degree assault. The police originally arrived after receiving two 911 calls from family members who reported that he had started throwing objects and smashed a phone when a relative tried to call 911. This allegedly began after he had inhaled the contents of a can of dust cleaner.

When the police attempted to put the young man, in handcuffs, he bit an officer and began spitting. Due to his violent actions, the police responded by using pepper spray. The man was arraigned in Rockville Superior Court on Friday October 2nd and was held on $50,000 bond. He is due back in court later in the month.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Body of Missing Arkansas Woman Found, Inhalant Abuse Suspected

On Wednesday September 30th, the body of a young woman was found. Unfortunately, she passed away in her car in a store’s parking lot. By that point, it had been quite some time since her relatives had reported her missing.

Friends of the 21 year old woman reported that she had a history of inhalant abuse. Additionally, police reported that she had multiple cans of hairspray in the car. However, while police reported that they did not suspect foul play, they are waiting until a coroner’s report is released before they indicate the cause of death.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Blacksburg, Virginia Concert to Raise Money for Anti-Huffing Awareness

A concert was held on Sunday September 13th 2015 at Blacksburg Presbyterian Church in order to raise money for inhalant abuse awareness. This was triggered by the death of a 41-year-old husband and father of two young children from inhalant abuse. The man was found dead clutching a can of computer cleaner. According to the family, he was suffering from PTSD from his most recent combat tour and had a long history of risk taking.

The concert itself was set up in order to raise money. Admission was free, although attendees were highly encouraged to donate to a memorial fund. Even before the event, it had raised over $8,500. The funds are designated for educational programs related to the issue and will be concentrated in Montgomery County Public Schools.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Arkansas Woman Arrested for Huffing in a Public Bathroom

On the morning of Saturday September 12th 2015, a woman in Jonesboro, Arkansas was found passed out in a store’s bathroom. According to reports, a store associate needed to crawl into the stall to see to the woman’s well-being. Once the full extent of the situation became apparent, the police were called.

Once the 41 year old woman regained consciousness, she allegedly tried to continue huffing air duster. However, she later expressed remorse and said that what she did was “a stupid thing to do.” After being removed from the premises she was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where she was charged with inhalant abuse.

Man Arrested in South Carolina for Inhalant Abuse-related Theft

A 24 year old man in Charleston, South Carolina was arrested for stealing a can of keyboard cleaner from a local store on Saturday September 12th 2015. He admitted to doing so in order to become intoxicated by inhaling it. Records indicate that the man was found unconscious with the can next to him in close proximity to the store.

Typically this crime would be a misdemeanor in South Carolina. However, since the young man has prior convictions, he will be given a felony charge according to local authorities. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

After Death, Nunavut Chief Corner Warns that Inhalant Abuse can be Fatal

On September 9th 2015, the Chief Coroner of Nunavut warned listeners about the dangers of huffing. This occurred two days after the death of a local nineteen year old. This young man was pronounced dead at the Pond Inlet Health Centre due to his abuse of inhalants.

In her speech, the coroner described the harm that can come from these actions. Also she called on various organizations to spread awareness about the issue.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Pennsylvania Woman Caught Huffing Under Clothing Rack

According to local police, a woman in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania stole a can of compressed air from a store and huffed it both while hiding underneath a clothing rack and in the parking lot. Reportedly her actions were caught on the store’s surveillance cameras during the September 8th incident.

She was quickly arrested and was taken to Lancaster County Prison. From there she was charged with retail theft and illegal use of a noxious substances and was held on $10,000 bail.

Florida Man Found Passed Out Behind Wheel after Huffing Compressed Air

On Tuesday September 8th 2015, a 30 year old man in Boca Raton was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding and inhaling a harmful chemical. When police found him at approximately 6:30 PM, his car was sitting on a roadway and he was passed out on the steering wheel. However, when the police tapped on the window, the driver briefly regained consciousness and drove off. However, he was soon found at a nearby restaurant where he inhaled more computer cleaner before being arrested.

After arresting the suspect, he was taken to Boca Raton Hospital. After he was given a chance to recover, he was briefly detained at Palm Beach County Jail. When questioned, the suspect claimed to not have any recollection of the previous night’s events.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Oregon Man Abuses Inhalants, Crashes Car into Wetland


A 29 year old man from Myrtle Creek crashed a car in a wetland near a commercial outlet in Roseburg, Oregon while allegedly under the influence of inhalants.  According to police reports, the driver drove his car through a chain link fence and parked on a grassy area nearby. When the police arrived at approximately 12:40 AM on September 6th 2015, he was reportedly still huffing from one of his several air duster cans.

The man was quickly arrested without incident and his vehicle was removed by a local towing company. He was charged with DUII Inhalants, DWS Violation, Unlawful Possession of Inhalants, and Failure to Return a Suspended License.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Madison Driver Fatally Strikes Pedestrian after Huffing from a Spray Can

According to Madison police, a 36 year old man inhaled fumes from a can of computer cleaner while driving on Saturday September 5th 2015. This caused him to briefly lose consciousness. This caused him to careen onto the sidewalk and collide into a 51 year old man.

The driver soon drove off but stopped shortly afterwards. Police initially took driver to the hospital where he received treatment for a medical condition unrelated to the crash. Three days later he was taken to the Dane County Jail pending charges.  

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Woman Found Unresponsive in Car after Huffing Aerosols


On the night of Tuesday September 1st, a woman in West Monroe, Louisiana was found unconscious in her car by an Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s deputy. The officer approached the vehicle because it was blocking traffic. However, when he saw that the driver was unconscious and shaking, he forced entry into the car and called emergency responders.

Once the woman, who had an aerosol can in her hand and eleven more in the car, was deemed to be in stable condition by medical professionals, she was arrested and taken to Ouachita Correctional Center. From there she was charged with abusing of toxic vapors and impeding the flow of traffic.
Incidentally, this was not the first time this woman had faced similar charges. A year earlier, she was found abusing inhalants in a car and was in almost equally poor condition.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Indiana Teen Charged with Homicide

An 18 year old man in New Palatine Indiana has been charged with homicide after running into and killing a 22 year old cyclist. This incident occurred in August and resulted in the offender being taken back to prison. He had out on bond prior to his trial for inhalant abuse charges. However, his freedom was revoked after driving into the cyclist with a blood-alcohol level of .28.

After the crash, which occurred on the alleged perpetrators 18th birthday, the court ruled that he would be treated as an adult by the court. The driver currently faces six felony charges and one Class 
C misdemeanor related to the accident. His trial date is set to occur on January 12th.

California Parolee Caught Inhaling Aerosol Cans Found in Dumpster


On the morning of Monday August 31st, 2015, police found a 30 year old man hiding behind a dumpster and inhaling the contents of several stolen aerosol cans. Upon seeing this, the police claim that the man, who was on parole for a previous burglary case at the time, was a threat to both himself and others.

As a result, the California man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence and shoplifting. This represents the second time he was brought in for this issue. In 2011, he was arrested for getting high off of paint thinner in Shasta County, California.

Indiana Woman Allegedly Huffs Computer Duster on Back of Motorcycle


On Monday August 31st, a woman was arrested after inhaling keyboard cleaner while riding on the back of a motorcycle in Hobart, Indiana. Officers first responded to the case after they received reports of a woman lying in the middle of the street. When they found the woman in question, she responded by stating that she was alright and that simply fallen off of the motorcycle. Officers noticed that she had a can of keyboard cleaner in her purse. However, she claimed that she had simply purchased it to help clean a friend’s computer. Despite this story, the officers decided to follow her after she got back on the motorcycle.

During this time they witnessed her huffing from the can and subsequently going limp and nearly falling off again. Allegedly she admitted to one of the officers that she inhaled because she was “having a bad day.” Ultimately she was arrested and charged with inhaling toxic vapors, a misdemeanor, and was transported to Porter County Jail. The driver claimed to have no knowledge of her actions.

Maine Driver Attempts to Evade Police after Inhaling Keyboard Cleaner


A man from Topsham Maine was arrested on the night of Monday August 31st after inhaling keyboard cleaner and attempting to evade police. According to local authorities, after a relatively low-speed car chase due to a prior trespassing issue, the man crashed his SUV into a guardrail. When police approached, he allegedly began huffing in front of them. From there, the officers removed the keys from the ignition and took him into custody.

He was charged with operating under the influence of drugs, driving to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer and civil possession of inhalants.  After his arrest, the man was transported to the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, where he was held on $1,000 cash bail.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Florida Officer Dragged behind Car of Fleeing Suspect: Inhalant Abuse Suspected


A Florida man was arrested on Sunday August 30th after inhaling compressed air and attempting to flee the scene. Officers in the town of Stuart found the man passed out in behind the wheel in a drive-thru. However, he drove off almost as soon as he woke up.

Unfortunately, while driving off, an officer was caught on the car and dragged along. The suspect in question was taken into custody soon afterwards. The officer who was dragged behind the car was taken to the hospital and is now recovering.  

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Kansas Woman Inhales Computer Cleaner, Gets Instant Frostbite


A 32 year old woman was arrested for abusing toxic vapors after stealing a can of compressed air and inhaling the contents in an aisle of a Johnson City Kansas store.  However, this was after she faced gruesome injuries from her actions on August 29th.

As a result of her inhalant abuse, the woman received instant frostbite throughout much of her face. However, despite the quite extensive damage, she refused medical care, at least initially, when an ambulance arrived following a 911 call from those who witnessed the incident. The Kansas woman was taken to Johnson County Jail although she was soon released on a $350 bond

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Teenage Boy in Ireland found dead, Inhalant Abuse-related

On the morning of Wednesday August 12th, 2015, a 14 year old boy from Cork, Ireland was found dead by his grandparents. An officer who arrived at the scene reported that he found a can containing butane near the area where the body was discovered.

By Friday October 3rd, an investigation into the boy’s death concluded that this incident was the result of inhalant abuse. This was consistent with the post-mortem that indicated the presence of butane and propane.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Minnesota Man Huffing and Driving Crashes into Another Vehicle


A 26-year-old Minnesota man was charged with third-degree operating a motor vehicle under the influence, reckless driving, careless driving and two counts of criminal vehicular operation after huffing and driving.

Officers responded to a call of a head on collision.  The man driving was incoherent. Once coherent, he denied taking medications or drinking alcohol and he consented to a search of his car, "with the caveat that officers might find aerosol cans because he was 'huffing' the night before."

Officers found a partially empty aerosol can that had condensation and was cold to touch, meaning it had recently been used.  In a statement to officers, the man said he took six to seven hits from the can while driving to work.  The woman in the car he hit was taken to the hospital for back injuries.

Texas Man Arrested for Huffing and Driving


A 43-year-old Texas man was arrested for DWI after he allegedly huffed from computer duster spray  and crashed his car into a ditch.

Police officers had to use their batons to smash through the back window to get to the driver.  The man reached into the passenger's side, pulled a can of duster, and started huffing it.  Cell phone video from the accident shows the man stumbling towards the ambulance.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Oklahoma Man Crashes While Huffing


An Oklahoma man was arrested after crashing his car and nearly running over a firefighter.

The man hopped a curb where he then crashed into a fence.  "Witnesses said the driver looked like he was having a seizure and was slumped over the wheel."  Firefighters found the man huffing from a compressed air can.  After seeing police, the man threw his car into reverse and nearly hit a firefighter.  The man was stopped by a police officer who knocked in the car's passenger side window and removed the keys from the ignition.  The man was taken to the hospital as a precaution before being transferred to the local jail.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Oklahoma Man Arrested for Huffing and Theft of Vehicle


A 27-year-old Oklahoma man was arrested for physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and theft of a vehicle.

Police found the man passed out inside of a vehicle that he had pulled into a driveway.  Medics reported that when they arrived at the scene the man had a can of computer duster spray up to his mouth.   When medics asked the man to stop huffing and turn the truck off, the man allegedly continued to huff the duster until the can was empty and then attempted to put the truck in reverse and leave.  Medics intervened and turned the truck off, which made the man agitated and aggressive. The man held his car door closed until authorities arrived.

The man admitted that he had been huffing duster.  Six cans of dusters were recovered from the car.  After the man was arrested, police received information that the vehicle the man was in was reported stolen.

Michigan Man Wanted for Huffing and Fighting


A 43-year-old Michigan man is being sought in connection to an assault outside a substance abuse rehabilitation center.

The man ran off after a confrontation where he was seen punching and kicking another man.  Police say the man was seen huffing glue out a bag, and that the man has been the subject of many other calls.  This week the man was also seen huffing paint.  Captain O'Brien with the police department said, "He's got a major, major huffing problem."

The man fled from the scene and is still being sought by police.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

South Dakota Woman Arrested for Huffing and Driving


A 25-year-old South Dakota woman was arrested for DUI and reckless driving after police believe the woman was huffing and driving.

Witnesses say they saw the woman huffing computer dusting spray while driving, before she drove off the road.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Utah Man Causes 4-Car Accident While Huffing and Driving


A 37-year-old Utah man is believed to have been huffing and driving before causing a four-car accident.   The man was heading northbound when he rear-ended the first car, also heading North.  The man then veered into the southbound lanes hitting another car almost head on before spinning and hitting the third car.  Two children, ages 9 and 10, were in the 1st car and hospitalized with serious injuries.  A 30-year-old woman had to be extricated from the 2nd car and was also hospitalized with serious injuries.  It's unclear how many people were in the third car, but no one was taken to the hospital.

Police believe the man was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, and that he was actively using the inhalant while driving.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Montana Woman Arrested for Huffing and Driving with Baby in the Back


A 22-year-old Montana woman was arrested for huffing and driving with a 5-month old baby in the car.  Police were called for a possible drunk driver.  They found multiple cans of computer duster in the car.  The woman is charged with felony criminal endangerment, felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, driving under the influence of drugs, and driving with a license suspended or revoked.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

California Woman Hit Light Pole After Huffing and Driving


A  19-year-old California woman crashed her car into a light pole after huffing.  The woman admitted to police that she had been inhaling some kind of substance before the crash, where she lost control of her car, went off the road, and hit a light pole.

The woman was hospitalized with several serious injuries.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Michigan Couple Arrested After Huffing in Parking Lot


A Michigan couple was arrested for 2nd degree child abuse after huffing dusters in a Walmart parking lot with their 3-year-old daughter in the car.  The couple, 29 and 27 years old, were huffing computer duster spray in their car when they passed out.  Shoppers reported to management that a couple was passed out in a running car in the parking lot.  A police officer was already inside the Walmart on a shoplifting inquiry when he was notified of the car.  When he approached the car he noticed the two adults were, "hunched over and passed out".

The police officer waited for help before attempting to enter the vehicle, as it is dangerous to wake someone who has been huffing.  The couple said they had been huffing because of the "rough day" they were experiencing.  Their 3-year-old daughter was in the back seat awake, happy and healthy.

Mississippi Teens Die From Huffing


A 14-year-old Mississippi boy died after huffing computer duster spray.  The boy was taken to a local hospital were he was pronounced dead.  Authorities are waiting on lab results to conclude the death investigation.

One can die from inhalants on the first or 100th time of use, known as Sudden Sniff Death Syndrome.  Please visit the People Against Inhalants Network (PAIN),, for support if you have lost a loved one to inhalant abuse.

Arkansas Man Drives Car into Man Before Hitting Building


A 33-year-old Arkansas man was arrested for DWI-drugs, careless and prohibited driving, and breathing, inhaling, or drinking certain intoxicating compounds.

The man was driving when his pick-up truck crossed the turning lane and continued across ongoing traffic lanes.  He hit a curb, striking a light pole.  His car then went back across all lanes hitting another light pole.  He then continued into a parking lot where he hit a parked SUV.  The owner of the SUV said he shoved his two young children out of the way, but that the car hit him before running into a building and newspaper stand.

Police found a cold computer duster can in the console of the car, and a wet baggie on the passenger seat.  The man was taken to the hospital where he agreed to a urine and blood test.  The man was cited and released on bail.

Michigan Woman Arrested After Huffing and Driving


A 20-year-old Michigan woman was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and the use of chemical agents.  The woman rear ended a semi-truck causing her car to roll over.  She had been huffing prior to the incident.  She was hospitalized for minor injuries and was arrested after her release from the hospital.

Oregon Man Arrested for Hitting Flagger While Huffing and Driving


A 49-year-old Oregon man is charged with assault, reckless driving and DUI after inhaling nitrous oxide or "whippets" while driving.  The man swerved off the road, over a curb, and hit a 47-year-old woman who was working as a flagger for a construction site.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Missouri Teenager Dies Due to Huffing


A Missouri mother is speaking out against inhalant abuse after losing her 17-year-old daughter to huffing.  The young girl's mother found her dead in her bedroom.  The girl had been huffing from a can of computer duster.  The girl's mother and sister want to spread awareness and education on the dangers of inhalant abuse in order to save another family from experiencing this same loss.

Visit ACE's People Against Inhalants Network (PAIN) at if you or a loved one has lost someone to inhalant abuse.  This is a community of support of that allows you to honor your loved one lost while also connecting with those experiencing the same loss.

Missouri Man Wrecks After Huffing


A 25-year-old Missouri man was charged after wrecking his car trying to leave a home improvement store parking lot.  The man admitted to huffing duster just minutes before getting into his car.  He is charged with Careless and Imprudent Driving, Inhalation of Solvent Fumes, and Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility.

Arizona Man Passes Out and Crashes While Driving and Huffing


A 25-year-old Arizona man was charged with DUI- drugs and speed greater than reasonable and prudent.  He also received a citation for failure to control his vehicle.   The man was huffing from a computer duster spray while driving, when he passed out.  The car then crossed three lanes of traffic before hitting a water line at a local store and car-wash.  The car then hit a computer terminal at the car-wash where it spun to hit a second terminal.   The man admitted to huffing from the duster can that was found in his car.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Michigan Man in Hospital After Huffing; Frostbite and Breathing Issues

Via Yahoo News: UK and Ireland 

A 40-year-old Michigan man was rushed to the hospital with frostbite and breathing issues after he inhaled computer duster to get high.  According to his case report, the man had huffed three cans of duster over four hours, and was in a public restroom in a grocery store when he collapsed.  He was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for breathing issues and frostbite.

Ohio Man Burned After Huffing Related Fire


A 20-year-old Ohio man has burns over 65% of his body after huffing gasoline.  When fire fighters arrived to the home they found the man naked in the living room.  The man appeared disoriented and
starting back away from the first responders.

The man had been huffing gasoline in the basement of the home where there was a water heater and furnace.  There was a flash fire, mostly contained around the mattress the man was sitting on.  A water pipe burst put out the fire before crews arrived, possibly saving both the man and the house.

There were two adults and two children also inside the home, but they were safely evacuated.  The man is listed in critical condition.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Huffing

Via The Morning Call 

A 29-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested for huffing.  The man was found unconscious in a Walmart parking lot with a can of duster he stole from the care.  The man was arrested for retail theft, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

The man was arrested a year prior to this on a similar incident relating to huffing.

Florida Man Caught Huffing


A Florida was found unconscious in his car after huffing from a duster.  Once awoken the man apologized to police and admitted he had only been huffing for a month.   The man was taken to jail.

Michigan Woman Arrested for Huffing


A 39-year-old Michigan woman was arrested for huffing.  Police were called to car accident and while in their cruiser writing the report, a bystander notified them of a woman standing near the vehicles huffing.  When police approached the woman she began to fight with them.

The woman was arrested for resisting and obstructing officers and charges are being sought on the use of an inhalant.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ohio Woman Arrested for Huffing


A 21-year-old Ohio woman was arrested for huffing.  Police were called to a home on complaints of an unruly child. Upon arrival police determined that a 14-year-old child had been huffing a can of duster with the 21-year-old woman.

The woman faces first degree misdemeanor charges for abusing harmful intoxicants and contributing to the unruliness of a minor.  

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.