Blog Report

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.