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.