Blog Report

Friday, December 30, 2016

Man Arrested After Huffing Paint in a Church

via Sioux City Journal

A man huffed paint in a church in Storm, Lake, Iowa, leading to an altercation with family members. After arriving at the residence, police reported that he appeared high, The man was subsequently arrested.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Man Steals Car and Shoplifts Duster

via Stamford Advocate

A teacher in Stamford, Connecticut, reported her SUV stolen by her boyfriend who has long been addicted to huffing duster. Police found the man huffing stolen duster in a shopping center parking lot. In addition to previous pending criminals cases, the man was charged with first-degree larceny for stealing the car and sixth-degree larceny for shoplifting.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Man Admits to Drug Problem While Being Arrested

via Lehighvalleylive

A man admitted to having a drug problem to police after being arrested for huffing canned air. He was charged with inhaling toxic-releasing substances. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months probation with random drug testing. After violating probation, he was ordered to attend inpatient drug rehabilitation.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Woman Arrested for Child Endangering and Abusing Harmful Intoxicants

via WDTN

A woman was found passed out in her bathroom by police after missing a meeting with her landlord. She had been huffing computer duster. Her one-year-old was left unattended. She has been charged with child endangering and abusing harmful intoxicants. She has been convicted of abusing harmful intoxicants three previous times. The child has been taken in by relatives.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Indiana Woman Arrested for Impaired Driving

via Dubois County Herald

An Indiana woman has been accused of huffing prior to crashing her SUV over the course of a day. Police have charged her with impaired driving and inhaling toxic vapors. In addition, she was charged with driving without a license and forging her registration. She had huffed computer duster.

Police Find Man Passed Out After Huffing

via  WBIV

Indiana police found a man passed out in his car in a shopping center parking lot after inhaling computer duster. Eleven cans were found in his car. The man was arrested.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Man Arrested for Huffing and Operating a Vehicle

via WBRZ2

Man in Baton Rouge, LA arrested after found passed out in a vehicle due to huffing duster. Police say the man was unresponsive and later failed a sobriety test. He was previously arrested in July for theft and huffing. He has been charged with operation of a vehicle while intoxicated and abuse of toxic vapors.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Determine Huffing's Role in Fatal Car Accident

via The Legal Intelligencer

Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear arguments pertaining to huffing's role in a fatal car accident. The defendent was charged with murder of the third degree, recklessly endangering another person, and illegal use of a noxious substance. She has had a history of huffing and driving.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Woman Damages Five Vehicles After Huffing

via KMVT11

A woman damaged two vehicles while driving and three vehicles while parking in a shopping center. Police found the woman huffing an aerosol cleaner. She claimed to believe huffing would help her stop her drug addiction. The woman was arraigned in court. This is her third recorded incident of driving under the influence.

Woman Pleads Guilty to Causing Traffic Crash After Huffing

via The Kansas City Star

Kansas woman pleads guilty of causing a traffic crash resulting in the death of a 77-year-old woman. Witnesses stated that her driving was erratic and was seen huffing. A blood test after the crash showed refrigerant in her system. In exchange for pleading guilty, the charges for reckless driving and abusing toxic vapors were dropped.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Oklahoma Man Arrested for Huffing in Public

via FOX25

Police arrested a man huffing gasoline in front of a computer in a public library in Kokh, Oklahoma. He was also arrested for trespassing.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Ohio Youth Sentenced to Prison for Aggravated Vehicular Manslaughter

Via Sidney Daily News

An 18-year-old man passed out while driving after huffing, killing his 16-year-old friend on November 8, 2015. He has received a six year prison sentence and a fifty year suspension on his licence for aggravated vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated, and tampering with evidence for attempting to hide the can of compressed air.

Man Found Huffing in Store Bathroom

via York Daily Record

Police found a man huffing stolen duster in a store bathroom in York, Pennsylvania. Records indicate that this is the third time he has been charged with shoplifting for the purposes of huffing. The man faces charges for illegal use of certain solvents and public drunkenness.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Man Arrested for Huffing Two Days Straight


Oregon man was caught by police huffing duster for the second day straight. The 44-year-old was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of inhalants. The day before, the man had been caught by police with duster cans surrounding him.

Unconscious Man Found in Possession of Aerosol Cans


An Oregon man was found unconscious by police with several cans of duster surrounding him. The 44-year-old was awoken by police and released on suspension of unlawful possession of inhalants.

Woman Accused of Huffing While Driving with a Child


In North Carolina a woman was arrested for driving and huffing duster with a child in the vehicle. Police were called by witnesses who said people appeared to be unconscious while a child was crying. The woman has been charged with possession of substances, inhaling fumes for purpose of causing intoxication and two counts of misdemeanor child abuse.

Man Crashes into a Garage after Huffing


A man in Ohio faces charges of driving under the influence and operation without being in reasonable control of a vehicle after crashing into a garage. The 44-year-old was huffing while driving and caused a significant amount of damage. The man seemed out of it and didn't realize what he had done. It's unclear what substance he was huffing.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Man Huffing Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel


A Florida man was found passed out in his car with smoke pouring out of the hood. The man was huffing keyboard cleaner while driving and caused a scene. The car was in neutral, causing the engine to burn out. The man was taken to the hospital. No charges have been made as of yet.

Man Huffs Gas in Family's Basement


Indiana police responded to a call at a family home where witnesses said they smelled gasoline coming from their basement. The family had to briefly evacuate the home while police located the man in a cubby hole behind shelves with three containers of gasoline, two of them were empty. The homeowner had a protective order against the 44-year-old intruder. Firefighters came to the scene to ventilate the house. The man has been charged with disorderly conduct, driving while intoxicated, trespassing and receiving stolen property.

Woman Arrested for Causing an Accident While Using Inhalants


A Wisconsin woman was arrested after causing an accident, using inhalants, and resisting officers. The woman crashed the vehicle with a 2-year-old in the vehicle in a parking lot, driving it to the edge into a construction zone. The 38-year-old is being held on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, abusing a hazardous substance and second-degree recklessly endearing safety. The child was not injured in the accident

Monday, November 14, 2016

Woman Faces Multiple Charges After Huffing and Driving


In Louisiana, deputes found a woman unconscious behind the wheel of her car. Witnesses say the vehicle was swerving and crossing lanes. When police approached the vehicle on the highway, the driver was inhaling from a can of duster and proceeded to lose consciousness. The 36-year-old faces multiple charges including operating a vehicle while intoxicated and obstruction of highway commerce.

Man Arrested for Stealing and Huffing an Inhalant


Police in Lacey, New Jersey arrested a man for stealing two cans of duster and huffing one of them in a store bathroom. They found the 31-year-old on the floor, conscious with minor injuries. He has been charged with shoplifting and using an inhalant.

Man Arrested for Stealing and Huffing an Inhalant


Police in Lacey, New Jersey arrested a man for stealing two cans of duster and huffing one of them in a store bathroom. They found the 31-year-old on the floor, conscious with minor injuries. He has been charged with shoplifting and using an inhalant.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Screaming Woman Caught Huffing


Police in Lebanon, Missouri were called when neighbors heard a woman screaming in her house. When police got there the woman was still screaming and had a can of air duster in her hand. Police called for medical assistance for the 33-year-old but after a few minutes when the effects of the inhalant wore off, the woman refused medical attention. No charges have been made as of yet.

Man Charged for Huffing and Passing Out While With a Child


In Ephrata, Pennsylvania, a man has been arrested after police found him passed out in the lobby of a district office while in the company of his 4-year-old son. The 23-year-old man overdosed on an aerosol can and has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and unspecified charges of abuse of noxious gas.

Oregon Man After Stealing and Huffing


In Roseburg, Oregon, a man was arrested for stealing a can of duster from a store. The 44-year-old man was later caught huffing from the aerosol can in his vehicle. He was arrested on charges of third-degree theft and unlawful possession of an inhalant.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Oregon Man Arrested for Stealing Duster and Huffing


A man in Oregon was arrested after he stole duster from a store and was later seen huffing from the can inside his vehicle. Police arrested the 44-year-old and charged him with unlawful possession of an inhalant and third-degree theft.

Man Faces Trial for Huffing and Driving


In Michigan a man faces trial for huffing and causing a fatal car accident. Police found the man with the inhalant, diflouroethane present in his system. The accident happened when the suspect's vehicle crossed over multiple lanes, crashing into a truck occupied by a man and his wife. The man passed away 3 days later. The 37-year-old has been charged with driving under the influence causing a death, a charge punishable with up to 15 years in prison.

Missouri Man Arrested After Huffing and Driving his Car off the Road


In Lebanon Missouri, a man drove his vehicle off the road after inhaling from a can of compressed air. A concerned citizen called the police and they found the 45-year-old unresponsive with his head slumped down. No charges have been made yet.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Arkansas is Arrested after Huffing and Head Butting an Officer


In Little Rock, AR a man was reportedly inhaling compressed air and scaring people. An off-duty deputy saw the 30-year-old man huffing from a rag over his face. The man was arrested and later, while the deputy was trying to get him out of the car, the man reportedly headbutted the officer. The 30-year-old faces misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, making terrorist-like threats, criminal mischief and third-degree domestic battery.

Assistant District Attorney Resigns after being Arrested for Inhaling


In Texas a Hidalgo County assistant district attorney resigned after he was arrested twice in a two week period for huffing. Police found the 32-year-old slumped over in his car with cans of inhalant around him. The man is facing charges of DWI, inhalant abuse, and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A Teen Boy Who Was Huffing Dies After Fall from a Building


A 13-year-old boy in Singapore fell from the 10th floor of a building after inhaling butane, found in gas canisters and lighters. They boy was pronounced dead after he was found on the second floor ledge. The teen had been sitting on the 10th floor ledge dangling his feet over when his hand slipped and he fell from his perch. The court ruled the case as a tragic misadventure.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Florida Man Arrested for Huffing


A 31-year-old man faces charges of inhaling harmful chemicals after police found him huffing paint thinner near a drug store. This is the fourth time he's been caught this year, and at least the 18th time since 2005. After he was released from jail police later found him hunched over, huffing. The man even poured paint thinner on his shirt and tried huffing it in front of the police, attempting to look normal. The man has been convicted in every one of his cases but has never served more than 20 days in jail.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Indiana Man Arrested for Huffing Duster


Police in Evansville, Indiana responded to a call made by a 30-year-old man's grandmother who said he tried to hit her while huffing. When police got there they found six empty cans of computer duster. The man even huffed from a duster can while police were there. He has been charged with intimidation and inhaling toxic vapors.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Man in Illinois Found Dead in a Ditch Due to Inhalants


In Illinois, a man was found dead in a ditch near a strip mall parking lot. The 43-year-old's body showed no signs of trauma and police found numerous cans of duster surrounding him in the ditch. The cause of death is still pending, but they suspect it was an overdose. According to the man's family, he was on his way to recovery and beating his addiction. A family friend talked to him a month before his death and claimed that he was doing great. They are not sure what lead to his probable relapse.

Friday, September 23, 2016

West Virginia Man Arrested for Huffing Paint and Violently Robbing a Woman


In West Virginia a 28-year-old man was arrested a second time for violently robbing a woman in a grocery store parking lot. He tried to rob her and hit her in the face. Police say he was high from huffing paint. The man had previously been arrested last year for huffing paint and assaulting an officer. He has been charged with armed robbery.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Police Arrest A Pennsylvania Man for Huffing


Police in Indiana, Pennsylvania arrested a 30-year-old man for huffing canned air inside of a bathroom. The man, who was also under the influence of alcohol, locked himself inside the restroom and refused to leave. He faces a misdemeanor charge of inhaling toxic releasing substances and a citation of public drunkenness.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Police Believe Michigan Man Huffed Before Crashing His Car


Police arrested a 27-year-old man in Warren, Michigan for huffing from an aerosol can. The man drove off the railway and crashed into a local business. Police found more cans in his car. The man was arrested and has a court date pending.

Florida Woman Arrested for Huffing


Collier County Sheriff's office in Florida responded to a call about a woman passed out in a car in a church parking lot. The 44-year-old woman inside the car was huffing from a can of air duster. She told police that she was waiting at the church for a Narcotic's Anonymous meeting to begin. Police cuffed her and took her to the hospital.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Police in Seattle Arrest A Man for Huffing while Driving


Police arrested a man in downtown Seattle for huffing paint while driving. The 37-year-old driver crashed through a city traffic control arm before going the wrong direction down a one way street. Even though there were cans of paint in his car, the driver denied huffing. The man was arrested for driving under the influence and a hit-and-run.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Two West Virginia Men Were Burned While Huffing


Two men in Brushfork, West Virginia were burned after one of them requested a light to huff from a propane tank causing an explosion. The 59-year-old man drove away after the explosion. He burned himself and injured another man. No arrest has been made as the police are speaking to the sheriff about possible charges.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Pennsylvania Elementary Teacher Admits to Huffing and Driving


A 30-year-old elementary school teacher in Greensburg, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to drunk driving and huffing from an aerosol spray can. He will serve six months on house arrest and five years probation. His charges include drunk driving, inhaling intoxicants and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Suspect in Michigan Crashes into Four Cars After Huffing


A 19-year-old woman in Warren, Michigan hit 4 cars and injured two people after huffing a can of air duster and driving in a parking lot at high speeds. The charges against her include operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, driving with an invalid license, and failing to stop at the scene of a major injury accident.

Ohio Man Causes Fatal Wreck While High on Inhalants


A Westerville, Ohio man is given 7 years in prison after causing a fatal wreck while being under the influence of an inhalant. The man admitted to aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault after huffing from a can of air duster and killing a veteran in a head on collision. In addition to his sentence, his license has been suspended for 25 years and he has been ordered to pay $33,837 dollars to the late veteran's wife, who was in the vehicle as well.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wisconsin Man Admits to Huffing While Driving Before Crash


A 22-year-old Wisconsin man admits to huffing aerosol fumes before driving into a concrete bridge. The driver and his passenger received minor injuries. He has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in addition to abuse of a hazardous substance, possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms, drug paraphernalia possession, felony bail jumping, illegal possession of prescription drugs, and an outstanding warrant.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

UK Motorist Arrested for Huffing Laughing Gas While Driving


A 21 year-old Manchester woman was huffing laughing gas or nitrous oxide from a balloon and lost control while she was driving, injuring herself and the two passengers inside. Her vehicle hit a van head on causing minor injuries to the other driver. She has been banned from driving for 34 months and has been jailed for 20 months. She has been sentenced for causing serious injuries to her two passengers.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wisconsin Huffing Cause in Bridge Accident


22 year-old Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin man was arrested after driving through a guard rail and crashing into a bridge pillar in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin. The man admitted to huffing aerosol before the crash and sustained minor injuries. He has been charged with first offense operating while intoxicated, abuse of hazardous substance, possession of psilocybin, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony bail jumping, illegal possession of prescription drugs, and one outstanding warrant.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Florida Man Arrested for Huffing While on Stolen Scooter


Police arrested a man in Stuart, Florida for huffing strong fumes from an air duster while on a stolen scooter. He has been taken to jail and is being held on bond.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Two Maine Men Steal Duster and Crash into Store


Police in Maine arrest two men for stealing air duster and huffing. The 21-year-old driver, inhaled the aerosol computer duster before crashing the car into the side of a store.The 36-year-old passenger went into the store and stole the duster before giving it to the driver. Both men suffered minor injuries. The driver has been charged with driving to endanger while the passenger has been charged with shoplifting.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Indiana Man Arrested After Huffing Air Duster


In Bedford, Indiana police have found a 38-year-old man passed out in his truck with a can of air duster. The man was arrested on charges of inhaling a toxic vapor. Police knocked on the window of the driver's truck and were able to get to him from the passenger's side. They found eight more cans of duster in the floor board.

Inhalants Cause Fatal Car Crash in San Juan, PR


In San Juan, PR a 28-year-old man died in the hospital after huffing and driving. The man was thrown from the vehicle where police found cans of inhalants and whippets. The driver was not wearing a seat belt. This is the first inhalant related death in San Juan.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Two Indiana Teens Arrested for Huffing


Two Bedford, Indiana teens have been found passed out in a store after huffing canned air duster. The two 19-year-olds have been arrested and both have been charged with inhaling toxic vapors.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Huffing May Be Cause of Death in Fight in Missouri


A 31-year-old Springfield, Missouri man died after passing out during a fight.  The other man in the fight is now facing charges.Investigating police say that huffing may have been involved.  The man had been inhaling computer duster spray prior to the fight.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Illinois Man Dies of Inhalant Abuse


A 47-year-old Illinois man died from huffing computer duster spray.  The man was arrested for inhaling compressed gas in the parking lot of a Walmart and for driving under the influence. He was taken to the Police Department where he began complaining of shortness of breath. An ambulance was called and the man was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Florida Woman Found Huffing Propane


A 45-year-old Florida woman was arrested after police found her without any clothes on and huffing from a propane tank.  Police say the woman held a lighter over the tank when they entered, but a deputy was able to kick the tank away from her.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Tennessee Man Arrested For Huffing Hairspray


A 21-year-old Tennessee man was arrested for huffing hair spray.  Police responded to reports of an intoxicated man making threats and causing a disturbance.  Upon arrival they found the man in his room huffing hairspray with approximately 10 empty bottles of hairspray lying on his bed.  The man was arrested for disorderly conduct and abuse of inhalants.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Texas Woman Arrested or Huffing While Driving


A 36-year-old Texas woman has been arrested for driving while huffing from a can of duster. After causing a head on collision with another vehicle, the woman tried to continue inhaling from the can. The woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony.

Wisconsin Man Faces Charges After Huffing Accident Results in Pedestrian Killed


A Wisconsin man is facing charges of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with the death of a 17-year-old.   Police say the man was inhaling computer duster spray minutes before his truck crossed over the median and struck and killed a pedestrian. Smoking devices used for smoking marijuana and a can of computer duster spray were found in the truck.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Pennsylvania Woman Arrested for Huffing


In Downington, Pennsylvania a 37-year-old woman was arrested after being caught huffing from an aerosol can in her car. Police found other full and empty aerosol cans in her vehicle. She has been charged with public drunkenness and other various drug charges.

13-year-old Girl Treated for Sniffing Glue


A 13-year-old girl in Fiji was treated for substance abuse which involved glue. She was taken in when she was found overdosed. Sources say there has been a rise in the amount of children coming into metal institutions in what appears to be the beginning stages of substance abuse, especially glue.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pennsylvania Woman Died After Huffing


In York, Pennsylvania a 39-year-old woman has died after overdosing on duster spray. The woman went into cardiac arrest while in custody of York County Probation after huffing.

Pennsylvania Woman Overdoses on Dusting Spray


A woman in York, Pennsylvania died after overdosing on dusting spray. After being picked up for a parole violation, the 39-year-old woman got sick in her probation officer's car and was then transported to the hospital where she went into cardiac arrest. The woman was on probation for abusing household products to get high.

North Dakota Man Charged for Wife's Death After Huffing


In Fargo, North Dakota, a man has been charged with negligent homicide and reckless endangerment after he and his wife huffed together resulting in her death. Police were called to the home in response to the woman overdosing on compressed air.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Orleans Woman Found Dead After Huffing


In New Orleans a 30-year-old woman was found dead in her car in a parking garage at the Clearview Mall after huffing a can of duster. The woman had previously been escorted by mall security a week earlier for huffing a household cleaner.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Dangerous Inhalant Trend in Rapid City


Rapid City Police are worried about the increasing use of inhalants in Rapid City. Police say the issue is reaching an alarming amount causing many vehicular accidents and even death.

Indiana Man Arrested for Huffing


An Evansville, Indiana man was arrested for huffing dust cleaner in his vehicle. The man was disruptive, rolling on the ground and yelling in front of local children. He was charged with public intoxication and inhaling toxic fumes.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Montana Man Causes Multi-Vehicle Pileup After Huffing


A 26-year-old man in Billings, Montana caused a large vehicle crash after huffing from a duster can. He has been charged with five counts of criminal endangerment. After the crash witnesses said the man was concerned with gathering items from his vehicle.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Woman in Texas Arrested for Huffing Dust Cleaner


A 40-year-old woman in South Austin, Texas went into a store, stole a cake and began to eat it before huffing from a canister of dust cleaner. The woman was arrested and charged for inhalant abuse in a store.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Pennsylvania Man Arrested Twice for Huffing


Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Police arrested a man after catching him twice for inhaling toxic fumes with an aerosol duster to get high. Police noticed the man walking with something in his hand and later found he had both a full and an empty can on his person. The man has bee charged with two counts of illegal substance abuse.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Michigan Man Charged With Huffing and Driving


In Traverse City, Michigan a man was found passed out behind the wheel of his car with a can of air duster. The man was arrested for driving under the influence.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Nashville Man Arrested for Huffing While Driving


A 20-year-old man has been charged with public intoxication and inhaling fumes. Officers observed the man in a parking lot while he inhaled from the bottom of a duster can and began convulsing.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Pennsylvania Man Found Naked Huffing from a Gasoline Canister


A 23-year-old man in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania was charged with indecent exposure, open lewdness, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct after he was discovered naked on a front step, huffing from a gasoline canister.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Louisiana State Rep Calls for More Awareness of Addiction to Inhalants


State Rep Berthelot of Louisiana urges Office of Behavioral Health to raise awareness of addiction to inhalants on behalf of a woman who lost her son to huffing.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kansas Woman Causes Fatal Wreck After Huffing


A 25-year-old Olathe, Kansas woman has been accused of huffing gas after causing a fatal car crash. The woman has been charged with abusing toxic vapors, reckless driving, and second degree murder after. The woman was involved in a head on collision caused the death of the other 77-year-old driver.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Delaware Man Faces Charges of Huffing While Driving


A witness reported that a 31-year-old Delaware man was huffing from a balloon while operating a motor vehicle. The man denied the the action but was later arrested for charges of inhaling harmful intoxicants.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Espanola Man Passes Out After Huffing


A 22 year old Espanola man nearly dies after passing out while huffing an air duster in a mall washroom. Police found the man slumped over in the stall. The man was charged with shoplifting and violating prohibition for consumption of toxic substances.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Pennsylvania Police Chief Fired for Huffing


A Danville, Pennsylvania Police Chief has been fired after inhaling an electronics cleaner while on duty. The 41-year-old pleaded guilty to possessing an electronic cleaning product and using it to get high. He is serving 12 months' probation and is to complete community service.

Monday, May 16, 2016

North Dakota Woman Struggles with Addiction to Huffing


A 28-year-old Fargo, North Dakota woman faces many police calls regarding aerosol can abuse. Police responded to a call from a homeless shelter, this being the first of many. She has been charged multiple times with inhaling volatile chemicals.

Rapid City Mother Warns Against Huffing


A Rapid City mother shares the dangers of abusing inhalants to other parents after her 18 year old daughter passed away.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Inmate Caught Huffing


Police discover a 29 year old inmate of Twinsburg, Ohio huffing cleaning solution after saturating his underwear in the liquid. He is now faces additional charges of  abusing harmful intoxicants.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Pennsylvania Woman Drives Into Subway High on Duster


 "Police are investigating after a woman crashed her truck into a sign and later admitted she had been 'huffing' prior to the crash.
North Huntingdon Township police were sent to the scene at a Subway restaurant on Route 30 shortly before 4 p.m. According to police, a 23-year-old woman struck the sign outside the restaurant with her pickup truck, and the truck became fully engulfed in flames. The woman and her 5-year-old son were helped out of their vehicle by an eyewitness. The woman sustained minor injuries, and the child was unharmed.
The eyewitness told police that the woman threw something into a nearby dumpster after escaping the flaming truck. In the dumpster, police found a can of compressed gas. The woman later admitted that she had been 'huffing' the computer duster prior to the crash."

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

New Hampshire Man Arrested for Huffing, Assaulting Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest

"Police said a man was found "huffing" in his car sitting in a parking lot.
Wednesday afternoon, police responded to the parking lot of the Colonial Plaza in West Lebanon to find a 26-year-old man passed out in his parked car. Police also saw several cans of computer duster in the car with the man when they tried to wake him.
The man then grabbed one of the duster cans and began to inhale the vapors. Police ordered him to stop, trying to take the can away from him, but he then slammed the door on the officer and continued to inhale the vapor.
The man was evaluated at the scene and charged with simple assault on a police officer and resisting arrest - both Class A misdemeanors. He was also charged with inhaling toxic vapors for effect - a violation level offense.

Kentucky Woman Arrested After Found Passed Out from Huffing


"A Laurel County woman is behind bars after police say she was caught huffing and unable to tell them where her child was.
The sheriff's department says deputies found [the woman] unresponsive outside a home."
They say at one point, the woman jumped up and began huffing again.
Deputies say she told them a child was in the home, but they later discovered that the 9-year-old was at school.
The woman is charged with public intoxication and volatile substance abuse."

Monday, April 11, 2016

Police Arrest Arkansas Woman Accused of Huffing Behind the Wheel

Police arrested a woman on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, despite her denying use of any intoxicants. 

"The arresting officer said she acted 'surprised and insulted' when he asked if she had been inhaling any sort of paint or computer duster.
She denied having any type of inhalant in the vehicle and agreed to a search of the car, the report stated.
When she got out of the car and officer at the scene said he 'noticed her shoving something up her shirt.'
Not sure if the 'large bulge' in her stomach area was a weapon or not, the officer reportedly ordered her to place her hands on top of the car then grabbed the object hidden beneath her waistband.
“It was a can of air duster,” the officer stated in the report.
"[Two officers] noted the can was empty and cold, indicating it had been recently used."

Saturday, April 9, 2016

South Dakota Woman Gets 5-Year Sentence for Inhalant Arrest

A South Dakota woman involved in a high-speed chase from the police while intoxicated on computer duster was sentenced to five years in jail. After hitting several trees and nearly hitting an oncoming driver at speeds up to 91 mph, the woman was finally apprehended by police, at which point she bit the officers as they handcuffed her. The officers reported she was so intoxicated that she could hardly sit up. Police also reported that they had seen her inhaling from the can of duster prior to the collisions with trees and driving off the road. Given her history of 5 previous DUI offenses and potential to repeat, the judge ruled that she be given five years in jail.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Colorado Man Arrested for Huffing and Driving


Deputies responded to Kwik Stop No. 8, CaƱon, on an intoxicated driver. RP stated there was a man in a red truck drinking out of a bottle and then would pass out. Deputies made contact with the 31-year-old man driving the red Chevy. Driver was place in custody for DUID and it was later determined he was huffing a can of whip it.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Texas Man Punches Mother After Caught Huffing


"Police responded to caller in the 2700 block of Hilcroft Avenue who said her son assaulted her at 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The caller told a dispatcher she caught her son huffing, at which point he punched her and broke a window, according to a police report.
The suspect is being charged with assault and criminal mischief."

Friday, March 18, 2016

Man found passed out after “huffing” inhalants in store bathroom

"Police in Lancaster say a man was found passed out in a Transit Road store bathroom after “huffing” inhalants. The 38-year-old was seen sitting on a toilet with a can of compressed gas pressed against his mouth, according to police. Authorities say he became conscious again minutes later.
During a search, officers say they located two cans of computer duster in the men’s bathroom and four more bottles in the women’s bathroom. The ones found in the women’s bathroom had been used, according to police.
The man was taken to ECMC for treatment. Police expect to charge him with a public health law violation. He could also face charges for petit larceny and burglary."

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Man High on Duster Kills Veteran in Car Crash


A 27-year-old man driving 100 miles per hour killed a war veteran in a head-on collision on Monday.

According to the patrol's written report of the crash, troopers found a can of computer duster between the man's leg and his car's center console. The receipt showed the man had bought it just minutes earlier at the nearby Walmart, near the entrance to the highway where the crash occurred. The man has been charged with driving without a license, aggravated vehicle homicide charges and two counts of aggravated vehicular assault.

Michigan Man Found Guilty of Huffing and Driving

A 23-year-old Michigan man was found guilty of his second DUI offense, this time for driving while under the influence of inhaled chemicals. Police identified a duster that the man used to get high while operating his vehicle. A jury found the man guilty, and will be sentenced to up to one year in jail.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

5 Arizona Elementary Students Sick after Huffing


Five elementary school students were caught huffing aerosol cleaner after one fell sick. Police responded to the incident at Horizon School at noon. One student who had fainted was expected to be ok, but was taken to the hospital along with another student for precautionary reasons. The students are expected to recover, although there was no report on disciplinary action by the school.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Maine Fatal Fire Likely Caused By Inhalants

The Maine State Fire Marshal's Office revealed that the car fire that proved fatal to a 34-year-old man was likely caused when fumes from an aerosol can were sparked by a cigarette. The man suffered severe facial and manual burns, but managed to walk to neighbor's house to call for help. From there, he was taken to Maine General Medical Center and then to Maine Medical Center, where he died. 
Investigators said that the man was "huffing" from an aerosol can, and found several empty aerosol cans inside the car. They also state that the man was a smoker, and the two factors combined to cause the fatal fire. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Wisconsin Man Caught Stealing and Huffing Dusters


An Eau Claire resident was caught stealing cans of computer cleaner from a local Menards store, and huffing them inside the business. Police were called to the store and found him struggling to maintain his balance and keep his eyes open, signs that he had been abusing the product in the store. He was reported to have stolen as many as 17 two-packs of the dusters, and police found several stolen cans in his vehicle. A $500 cash bail was set for the man, who returns to court March 14. As conditions of bail, he cannot have contact with Menards stores or possess aerosol cans.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

South Carolina Woman Caught Huffing Duster in Walmart Bathroom

Spartanburg police were called to the scene at a local Walmart upon receiving reports of "someone spray painting the bathroom with the doors locked". Police arrived to find the suspect passed out on the bathroom floor, surrounded by eight cans of compressed air dusters. Six of the cans were taken from the Walmart. 
When discovered, the suspect had vomited and hit her head while falling inside the restroom. She was taken to the emergency room for immediate care, then booked for Inhalation of Hydrocarbons. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Utah Driver Huffs Duster, Crashes

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An 18-year-old driver in Utah was found trapped in his vehicle following a crash into a light pole and palm tree. The driver was huffing computer duster while driving and lost consciousness, causing the violent crash. Emergency personnel transported him to Dixie Regional Medical Center, where he remains.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New York Man Accused of Stealing and "Huffing" Inhalant

via http://www.buffalo.com

A 30-year-old Arden man was arrested after being seen taking cans of duster into the bathroom of a local Target store and "huffing" them to get high. According to the Police report, the man was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for treatment of his pain and disorientation. Following treatment, he was charged with petit larceny, possession of stolen property, criminal mischief, inhalation of toxic vapors, and appearing under the influence in public.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"Huffing" Suspected in Fatal New York Car Accident


A 26-year-old driver was charged with criminally negligent homicide and third degree assault following a car accident that killed a 72-year-old grandmother. The grandmother was survived by her granddaughter in the accident in Depew, NY. Police reports do not specifically detail duster abuse as the cause, but sources familiar with the driver and her habits discuss her duster use being a problem in the past, likely contributing to loss of consciousness while driving. The driver could be facing up to 5 years in prison.

Pennsylvania Woman Huffing on College Campus


Pennsylvania State College Police received reports of a woman in her 50's, not expected to be a student, huffing air duster on a bench outside the campus library. No charges have been filed yet.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Missouri Man Found Huffing Duster in Best Buy Bathroom


"A Ste. Genevieve man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly being found in a Best Buy bathroom in Cape Girardeau, huffing air duster and refusing to leave. 57-year old Michael Dwayne Ruple was charged with misdemeanor possession of a solvent with intent to induce symptoms and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia...Ruple told Becker he was using air duster, he has been huffing for about two months, and he has a history of drug use."

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Florida Lobbyist Dies from Inhalant Abuse


Fred Leonhardt, a 65-year old lobbyist, attorney and political fundraiser, passed away in his home from a reported heart attack in October. Autopsy, however, discovered that a heart condition contributed to his death, which led to a final event of cardiac arrhythmia. Ethyl chloride, a compound found in cleaning solvents, was a factor that contributed to the fatal arrhythmia. Police recovered five aerosol bottles of a cleaning solvent and one bottle of nail polish remover, another potentially harmful intoxicant, at the scene. The autopsy also discovered substances in his blood consistent with the chemicals found in the aerosol cleaning solvent, leading to his death being ruled as an accident related to inhalant abuse.  

Monday, January 11, 2016

North Carolina Man Arrested for Huffing at Grocery Store


A North Carolina man was arrested after tips came in of a suspicious person outside an Aldi grocery store. Employees requested that the man leave, but he did not, and was found outside the store by police. The police officers found two empty cans of computer duster in his backpack. The 34-year-old was arrested on charges of inhaling fumes for purpose of causing intoxication and second-degree trespassing.