Blog Report

Friday, December 22, 2017

Drug Resistance Education Needed for Teens

Via: The Legal Examiner

New York, New York: A Survey conducted by the National Institutes of Drug Abuse, NIH, found that there has been a decline in the perceived risk of using certain substances. There was a decrease in the amount of 10th graders that found the regular use of inhalants to be harmful.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Teen Steals Inhalants and Huffs Outside Store

Via: Oakland Press

Birmingham, Michigan: A teenager was arrested for allegedly stealing eight cans of duster and huffing the contents. She has been charged with retail fraud, consumption/inhalation of a prohibited chemical agent and resisting/obstructing a police officer.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Man Arrested for Inhalant Use Following Road Incident

Via: WestportNOW

Fairfield, Connecticut: A man ran his vehicle into a utility pole. Officers found that the man discarded a bag at a local gas station containing a cold can of compressed air. Man was charged with operating under the influence of an inhalant.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Woman Loses Daughter to Air Duster Addiction

Via: KSL 

Sandy City, Utah: Woman loses her daughter to air duster addiction. Daughter relapsed from addiction to air duster resulting in death from asphyxiation and difluoroethane toxicity.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Via: The Chronicle

St. Helens, OR: An 18-year-old St. Helens man, accused of first-degree manslaughter, faces five new charges after his vehicle crash on September 5th. Kody Allen is accused of abusing inhalants and attempting to conceal the canisters when approached by police. After drifting onto the shoulder of the road, Allen struck pedestrian Arther R. Studer, killing him instantly. Additionally, Allen faces charges for damage to a utility pole and a replica car.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Two men arrested after huffing and possession of ammunition

Via: North Escambia

Walnut Hill, FL: Two men were arrested after they were found in possession of 1,500 rounds of ammunition, and one man high from huffing canisters of compressed air. They were held in the Escambia County Jail with bails set at $15,000 and $16,000.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Man faces felony charge for inhalant abuse

Via: The Vindicator

Youngstown, OH: A man was charged with a felony of abusing harmful intoxicants after police found him behind Target surrounded by nine compressed air cans. He was taken to the hospital for medical treatment and then transferred to the Mahoning County jail.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Teenager's death attributed to huffing gasoline

Via: KDLG Radio

Aleknagik, AK: A 14-year-old teen was reported missing and later found dead this past Friday. Police located him on the city dock next to an open can of gasoline. An autopsy request has been submitted, but officials believe that huffing contributed to his death.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mother admits to huffing before her son's death

Via: WTMJ-TV Milwaukee

Racine County, WI: The mother of a 15-year-old Racine County teen admitted to huffing before her son drowned in the pond behind their Wisconsin home. Pauline Sanders has a history of drug abuse as well as child abuse. Empty canisters of compressed air were found near the pond, but it is unclear if they contributed to his death. Investigations are ongoing.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Car fire caused by compressed air leaves one injured and one dead

Via: The Tribune

Greeley, CO: A woman was pronounced dead and a man was hospitalized after being rescued from a car fire. After huffing canisters of compressed air, the two tried to light a cigarette and the car set on fire.The incident remains under investigation, however the fire is believed to have been caused by the compressed air in the dusters found on the car floorboards.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Teenager Arrested After Huffing and Crashing Car

Via: Midland Daily News 

Midland County, Michigan- A 17 year-old boy was arrested for drugged driving after crashing his car into several parked vehicles. He had passed out behind the wheel after huffing an unspecified chemical.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Man arrested after huffing outside Walmart

Via The Island Packet

Bluffton, SC: A man was arrested after being found on a bench outside of the Bluffton Walmart, surrounded by a dozen cans of Dust Off. He denied treatment from EMS, but admitted to purchasing all of the products around midnight and inhaling them over the course of the next seven and a half hours. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Evidence of huffing from 2013 fatal crash used on trial

Via The Chippewa Herald

Chippewa County, WI: The driver of a 2013 fatal car crash is being held on trial for homicide by vehicle-use control substances. Duster cans were found on the passenger floorboard at the time of the crash. His attorney argues that the blood test, taken while the young man was in a medically-induced coma, is a violation of his rights. Further trial dates have been set. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wagga’s Historic Rail Gatehouse trashed by huffing teenager

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, AustraliaWagga’s Gatehouse is deteriorated rapidly after a string of school children set fire to the building after using it as a location to huff aerosol deodorant. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Man huffs 50 to 75 cans of whipped cream per day

Via Kiro 7

Ashford, WA: A 51-year-old man was arrested after his roommate reported that he was being aggressive and refusing to leave their home. He suffers from inhalant abuse, and spends close to $1,000 each month on whipped cream, huffing 50 to 75 cans per day. After his arrest, two knives were found in his possession and he admitted to an inhalant addiction. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

"Understanding Adolescent Inhalant Use" A Key Takeaways

A new SAMHSA study “Understanding Adolescent Inhalant Use” by Rachel N. Lipari, Ph.D. discusses current trends in inhalant abuse. This report explores inhalant abuse trends among adolescents between the ages of 12-17 collected from The National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Of the 1.8 million people who reported abusing inhalants in the past year to get high, 684,000 were adolescents between the ages of 12-17 with use decreasing in age. The entire report can be found here. Key findings include:
·       Felt-tip pens/markers or magic markers were the top reported type of inhalant used to get high 6.7% with glue, shoe polish, or toluene coming in second and spray paints in third.
·       Female adolescents reported higher usage of inhalants compared to male adolescents (3.2% vs. 2.3%)
·       Adolescents of all races/ethnicities, across the United States are vulnerable to inhalant abuse
·       There were no statistically significant differences in the percentage of inhalant abuse depending on geographical location
Although only 684,000 adolescents reported using inhalants to get high, this report highlights the continued need to educate parents, teachers, and teens about the risks of inhalant abuse. To learn more visit:

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Dangers of Inhalant Abuse

Chesterfield County, Virginia: Sharon Sweatt, member of the Chesterfield County Coordinating Council, warns of the dangers of inhalant abuse including but not limited to permanent brain, heart, blood, kidney, or liver damage, seizures, heart attacks, and even death.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Cherokee County Coroner Warns of Dangers of Inhalant Abuse

Via Weis Radio

Cherokee County, Alabama: Jeremy Deaton, Coroner of Cherokee County, makes a statement about the increase in the number of deaths that resulted from side effects of inhalant abuse/ huffing. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

18-year-old accused of two hit and run crashes

Via The News Herald

Madison Township, OH: An 18-year-old was arrested on several misdemeanor offenses after crashing his truck at 2 different locations and fleeing the scene. He was found guilty of huffing dusters.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Man arrested after huffing and rear-ending a police car

Via The Olympian

Olympia, WA: A man was arrested after admitting to huffing an air freshener can and rear-ending the back of a police vehicle at the Sea-Tac Airport. He exhibited erratic behavior and an unwillingness to obey orders. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Daughter uses social media to promote huffing awareness

Via News 4 Tucson 

Tucson, AZ: The daughter of a 50-year-old Tucson man took to social media to spread awareness on huffing after her father’s passing. Her video post tells the story of her father’s inhalant abuse and discusses the dangers of these habits going unnoticed. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Woman charged with possession of inhalants

Via Bartlesville Radio

Bartlesville, OK: A local woman was charged with possession and use of inhalants after being found huffing air dusters.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Taipei's Glue Sniffing Problem

Via The Newslens

Taipei, Taiwan: This article touches on the glue-sniffing epidemic taking place in Taipei. The abusers in Taipei are not only children and teenagers, but men in their forties and fifties as well.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Louisiana Woman Educates on Dangers of Inhalant Abuse

Via: KLFY News 10 

Lafayette, Louisiana: Louisiana woman dedicates her life to educating families on the dangers of inhalant abuse after losing her teenage nephew to a huffing incident.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Man found huffing in Staples restroom

Via Fox 43

Carlisle, PA: A 60-year-old man was arrested for retail theft and inhalant violations after being found huffing three stolen cans of compressed air in a Staples store bathroom. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Informative article on the dangers of huffing

Via The Billings Gazette

Billings, MT: This article from The Billings Gazette focuses on the hazards of huffing and inhalant abuse. It provides statistics as well as information regarding the various forms of inhalants. The article stresses the importance of open and honest conversation between parents and teens to help prevent huffing.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wisconsin Man Found Huffing on City Bus

Via South Now

A Wisconsin man was huffing compressed air by a bus stop when a witness called the police. Authorities eventually found the man on the bus and arrested him for using inhalants in public.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Lecture on inhalant abuse and driving

Via The Bulletin

Wichita, KS: Timothy Rohrig, Director of the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center, spoke to students at Emporia State University about the dangers of inhalant abuse and driving. His presentation explained the different types of chemicals found in inhalants, and the effects these compounds can have on our bodies. 

Texas Man Arrested for Huffing Stolen Canned Air

via Times Record News

In Wichita Falls, a man was arrested for huffing canned air in a store parking lot. Officers were called because he appeared under the influence of an inhalant and was trying to shoplift more canned air to continue. A store employee was the first to notice the man huffing in the clothing section of the store. He was arrested for possession of inhalant paraphernalia with the intent to inhale; his charge for theft was dropped.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ohio Man Neglects Children to Huff


An Ohio man is being accused of leaving his young children without supervision to huff from an air duster. He is charged with abuse of harmful intoxicants and child endangering. His mother found him unresponsive and called the authorities. The man told police he waited until his mother arrived before beginning to huff.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Connecticut Woman Faces Drug Charges

via The Hour

An officer found a woman huffing nitrous oxide in a parking lot after a citizen informed the police of her suspicious behavior. Police found other drugs on her persons. She was charged with possession of a restricted substance, possession of a hallucinogenic substance, illegal possession of MDMA and drug paraphernalia, as well as operating a vehicle with a suspended licences.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wisconsin Man Arrested for Huffing in Shopping Center Restroom

via Wayy Radio

A man was charged with a misdemeanor count of intentionally abusing a hazadous substance, obstructing an officer, and disorderly conduct. The man huffed aerosol duster in a shopping center bathroom before falling unconscious. He was found by officers who knocked the door when he refused to come out. The man denied he was huffing.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Man Charged for Huffing in Parking Lot

via The Record-Courier

Police were notified when two people were acting suspicious in a car parked in a shopping center. A male and female were found to be under the influence of inhalants. The male was charged with with unlawful use of inhalants and contributing to the delinquency of a minor as the female was 17. Both were medically cleared by paramedics.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Woman Crashes Into Car After Huffing

via Fox 4

A Florida woman was arrested for being under the influence of inhalants while driving. Police found three cans of duster cleaner in the vehicle afters she ran over a bush and crashed into another car. The previous week, police found the woman passed out in her car with a can of computer duster in her hand.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Man Suffers Heart Attack From Huffing

via News-Herald

On March 10, a woman died from Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome. She was huffing in a store parking lot wither her boyfriend, who was transported to the hospital after complaints of feeling ill. The man later learned he had suffered a heart attack.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Michigan Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Huffing Related Crash

via Macomb Daily

A man was sentenced to six years in prison for causing a traffic death after abusing inhalants. Police state that he tested positive for difluoroethane, the active ingredient in aerosol cans. He collided with a truck while high, killing the woman's husband. The man pleaded guilty to causing death while driving under the influence of a controlled substance, and driving with a suspended license.

Psychiatrist Drives Under the Influence of Inhalants

via U.S. News

A Wyoming psychiatrist was charged with driving under the influence for a second time in two months for huffing duster. During a preliminary hearing, charges of aggravated assault and misdemeanor DUI were waived. After inhaling, the man passed out while driving and crashed his vehicle into another car, injuring the other driver. The doctor specializes in treating addiction, but had his medical license suspended for struggling with addiction himself.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Woman Dies from Huffing

via News-Herald

A couple had been huffing duster inside a store when they fell unconscious. The man awoke and realized his girlfriend was unconscious. The woman died from overdosing on inhalants.

Over 50 aerosol cans were found in the car that were reportedly used over an extended period of time. The woman had been arrested previously for huffing duster.

Man Goes to Trial for Deadly Huffing Related Crash

via Wisconsin State Journal

A Wisconsin man is set to go to trial for vehicular homicide. The man admitted to huffing duster before losing consciousness and killing a pedestrian in 2015. His lawyer claims the accident was caused by the driver removing a hand brace, which distracted him. His lawyer also states that the prosecutor must prove that he was intoxicated. He fled the scene after hitting the pedestrian. Police later found a can of air duster in his vehicle. The man reportedly told seven people that he believed huffing duster led to the crash. At the hospital, he tested positive for difluoroethane, the active ingredient in duster, but later tested negative upon retesting. His lawyer stated that her client huffed duster to ease pain from an existing injury.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Man Found Huffing in Restaurant Bathroom

via The Buffalo News

A Buffalo man overdosed on inhalants in a restaurant restroom. He was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument and the inhalation of toxic vapors. He was then taken to a medical center for treatment and a psychiatric evaluation. An employee found the man when he attempted to clean the restroom. Fire crews ha to manually unlock the door.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Florida Man Arrested Second Time in a Year for Huffing

via Palm Beach Post

A Florida man was arrested after a police officer witnessed him huffing duster in public. The 33-year-old man was huffing at a bus stop and attempted to hide the aerosol can when the officer drew close. He appeared intoxicated. The man was arrested for inhaling harmful chemicals as well as grand theft from an active warrant. This is his second arrest for huffing.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Man Facing 16 Years In Prison in Huffing Related Crash

via Herald Net

A Washington teen was convicted of vehicular homicide and three counts of vehicular assault. The young man caused a car crash after huffing, resulting in the death of a 17-year-old girl and injuries to three others. The driver who caused the accident was not injured. After the crash, he tested positive for difluoroethane, a chemical found in computer duster. He is facing 16 years in prison.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Tennessee Man Sustains Burns While Huffing


A man in Tennessee was seriously injured when the aerosol can he was huffing ignited reported by police. He stole the cleaning product before huffing behind the store. His arrest record exceeds twenty pages, mostly for theft and huffing. He sustained severe burns to his hands. Aerosol can ignite if the inhaler is smoking a cigarette or is near a flame.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Woman Dies from Suspected Aerosol Overdose

via FoxUp

A 25-year-old woman was found dead. An aerosol overdose is believed to be the cause of death. The woman was surrounded by aerosol cans--50 to 60 cans were scattered throughout the house. The death has been declared accidental.

Officers Respond to Two People In a Night for Huffing

via Temple Daily Telegram

Officers responded to a woman screaming for help, When they arrived at the scene, the woman was disoriented, lost, and huffing computer duster. After a medical examination, the woman was arrested.

The same night, officers found a man passed out from huffing after receiving a call. Police found three canisters of computer duster with him. A warrant for his arrest is pending.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Driver Who Caused Fatal Crash Sentenced to 11 Years

via ABC 10 News

A driver was inhaling keyboard cleaner when he rear ended another vehicle, fatally inuring a 9-year-old girl. He was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and received a DUI. Five canisters of the cleaner were found in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Vermont Man Huffs Before Causing Fatal Car Crash

A Vermont man was charged with gross negligent operation for crashing into three pedestrians. One died from his injuries. The man initially told police that the accident was caused by a stuck floor mat. Authorities later stated that the crash was due to huffing. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Man Crashes into Tree After Huffing

via 12 On Your Side

A man crashed into a tree as he fell asleep under the influence of inhalants. He went to the hospital, but did not sustain any serious injuries. He was charged with reckless driving.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Man Broke into a Store to Huff in the Restroom

via 14 News

A man was arrested for breaking into a store and ultimately was found huffing duster in the restroom. The 26-year-old was charged with burglary, shoplifting, and public intoxication.

Texas Man Arrested for Huffing--Refused Medical Treatment

via KBTX 3

A Texas man as arrested after crashing his car while under the influence of inhalants. Police found the car in a ditch and the man inhaling a can of duster. He refused medical attention before he was arrested for being under the influence of inhalants and for being a danger to himself and others.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Man Causes Power Outage by Crashing Car After Huffing

via Pilot Tribune

Police have stated that a man was huffing inhalants before crashing his vehicle into a utility pole causing a power outage in the neighborhood. Police seized multiple aerosol cans for their investigation. He was charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI) and failure to maintain control of the vehicle. This is his second OWI.

Huffing Suspected to Be Cause of Death of 52-Year-Old Man

via WALB 10

Police in Tifton, Georgia are investigating a 52-year-old man's death. Police believe huffing was the cause of death. Witnesses observed multiple cans of aerosol in the vicinity. More cases of huffing abuse have been recorded in the county. The autopsy will reveal the official cause of death.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Man Sentenced for Role in Wife's Huffing Related Death

via KVRR

A North Dakota man sentenced to six months in jail for his role in his wife's huffing related death. He pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment--negligent homicide and violating an order for protection charges were dropped. The couple huffed canned air the night of her death--he provided the duster.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Man Arrested for Huffing in a Parking Lot

via Penn Live

A man was arrested in a shopping center parking lot for the use of certain solvents or noxious substances. The police found him unconscious. In addition, he was imprisoned on an outstanding warrant.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Older Man Arrested for Huffing

via OakRidger

A 62-year-old man fell unconscious after huffing computer duster on a turnpike. Police found him with plastic bags containing two cans of computer duster. He is charged inhaling/possession of gas, glue, or aerosol, public intoxication, criminal trespassing, driving under the influence and reckless driving.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Man Huffs 30 Cans of Duster Over 24 Hours


Police found a 23-year-old man who was huffing computer duster outside a shopping center. He had huffed 30 cans of duster over 24 hours. He was taken to the hospital and taken to the local jail for theft and unlawful use of an inhalant.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Man Arrested Two Days in a Row for Huffing

via Norwalk Reflector

A man was huffing computer duster. He was arrested for acting strangely; hitting himself, and yelling in a park. He was jailed for violating parole, but was later released shortly after. The next day he was arrested again for abusing harmful intoxicants and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Man Breaks Probation for Abusing Inhalants

via Norwalk Reflector

A call was made to Norwalk Police concerning a man acting strangely. Officers found him passed out with computer duster. When he awoke, he immediately inhaled more duster. Police arrested him for violating probation and abusing a harmful inhalant with a suspended license.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Man Huffs and Passes Out While Driving

via The Metro West Daily News

Police reported that a man was drunk and high from huffing computer duster and crashed twice into guardrails. Police believe the man was unconscious while operating the vehicle, and was found passed out with alcohol and ten canisters of duster in his car. He was taken to a medical center after being arrested.

A Woman Found Dead From Huffing

via The Buffalo News

A woman died in a shopping center bathroom with an air duster can in her possession. She apparently went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The official cause of death has yet to be determined.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Woman Huffs Duster Before Causing Fatal Car Crash

via Lancaster Online

A Pennsylvania woman caused a fatal crash after huffing an aerosol can. The woman veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into a 58-year-old woman who was pronounced dead at the scene. Five cans of duster were found in her vehicle. The woman, who is originally from Lebanon, tested positive for difluoroethane--a chemical found in duster. She was charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and homicide by vehicle.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Man Huffs and Hits Woman and Child

via CBS 47

A man huffed dusting chemicals before hitting a mother carrying her child with a U-Haul. Witnesses reported seeing the U-Haul hit property earlier in the day. He was charged with reckless driving resulting in bodily injury and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Man Arrested for Huffing in Public Bathroom

via News 5

A man, half-naked and inhaling compressed air in a fast food bathroom, was arrested. The man told the police he had an addiction to inhaling the compressed air. After being transported to the hospital, he was charged with abusing harmful intoxicants.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Man Sentenced to Prison in Huffing Related Car Crash

via LGBT Weekly

Jury convicted a man of gross vehicular manslaughter for crashing into a car after huffing computer duster. A 9-year-old girl sustained brain damage and was pronounced dead a number of days later. The man faces ten years in prison. The man had four cans of computer duster in his vehicle and had elevated levels of the chemical found in the duster, difluorethane.

Man Arrested for Crashing Car After Huffing

via Omaha World-Herald

A 34-year-old in Nebraska was arrested and charged with a DUI after huffing in front of police officer. The man had crashed his truck into a building. Witnesses state that he was incoherent. Officers corroborated as he appeared high and incoherent. In addition to being charged with a DUI, he was also arrested on suspicion of tampering with evidence, obstructing an officer, and inhaling intoxicating substance.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Woman Crashes Vehicle, Goes to Store to Continue to Huff


Police arrested a woman who had huffed from an aerosol can, crashed her car, and continued to huff in a store bathroom after leaving the scene. She is charged with illegal use of certain solvents, DUI by solvent, public drunkenness, and accident involving damage to unattended vehicle or property. She admitted that huffing played a role in the crash.

Man Goes to Retrial for Manslaughter Case

via Times of San Diego

A man goes to retrial after pleading guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter after crashing into a car while high from huffing duster. A nine-year-old girl died 12 days later from complications from a brain injury. Five canisters of computer cleaner was found in his vehicle and high levels of difluorethane was found in his blood. His defense attorney claims his behavior was due to  a prescription drug he had been taking.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Man Arrested for Graffiti and Huffing

via The Morning Call

A man in Easton, Florida was arrested for spraying graffiti while huffing duster. The man initially provided police with a false name and date of birth. He was charged with criminal mischief  illegal use of solvents. He was also arrested as a previous warrant had been issued for fraud charges.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Indiana Man Dies from Huffing


A 34-year-old man died after huffing. Police and paramedics arrived at his home early that morning. Police saw him huffing from an aerosol can, the man became combative when police took the can away. Two tasers were reportedly required to subdue and handcuff him. He was taken by police to the emergency room but was pronounced dead shortly after. An autopsy report will be available within a few weeks. The man had a long history of drug abuse.

Woman Back Her Car into Another Vehicle After Huffing

via The Denver Post

A shopper returned to his car to find that someone had backed into it and was still idling. The woman was unconscious. When police arrived, they found the aerosol can cleaner that she had been inhaling to get high. She was medically evaluated and ticketed.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Man Semi-Conscious After Huffing

via NH1

A New Hampshire man appeared to be huffing when a report was made to the police. A police officer found the man semi-conscious. He was arrested after paramedics were called to the scene. His court date is set for early next month.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Woman Arrested for Huffing on New Year's Day

via East Texas Matters

Texas woman arrested for huffing canned air on New Year's Day. She denied the allegations, but police made the arrest as she was reportedly belligerent and holding a can when speaking with the officers.