Blog Report

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.