Wasp spray being used in West Virginia as substitute for Meth

Jan 3, 2018
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West Virginia police say some folks have been using anti-wasp spray — to get a methamphetamine-like high.

At least three people overdosed last week because they used the insect repellent to make synthetic meth, state police said Monday.

“From what we’re being told, if you use it, you know, you might use it one or twice and be fine, but the third time when your body hits that allergic reaction, it can kill you,” Sgt. Charles Sutphin told WCHS.

“It’s a cheap fix, and you don’t know what their overall result of their usage of this is going to be,” Sutphin added.

Physical effects of using the wasp spray include erratic behavior and extreme swelling and redness of the hands and feet.

Stores in Boone County on Friday sold nearly 30 cans of the wasp spray, according to the outlet.

Locals said widespread drug use in the area was prompting people to find new ways to get high.

“Drugs are so bad around here. It’s so available to people, and then all the time trying things new that we wouldn’t even think about,” resident Diana Ferguson said.

“We have great grand babies, and to think what they’re going to grow up in, and what’s going to be available to them, and what people are going to get them to try… It’s really scary,” she added.
What the fuck?
 

LycanXIII

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Oct 26, 2017
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It's like a couple years ago when there was that increase of people making krokodil with gasoline as a heroin substitute.
 

shira

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“From what we’re being told, if you use it, you know, you might use it one or twice and be fine, but the third time when your body hits that allergic reaction, it can kill you,” Sgt. Charles Sutphin told WCHS.
 

Fat4all

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Oct 25, 2017
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Stories like this make me wish some states could get busted down to territories.
but then you'd just have 2-3 nice places and 50 places where people go to short generic painkillers off the backs of toilets

and some people would still be snorting generic painkillers off the backs of toilets in the nice areas, too.

they'd just hide it better
 

King Alamat

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Nov 22, 2017
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but then you'd just have 2-3 nice places and 50 places where people go to short generic painkillers off the backs of toilets

and some people would still be snorting generic painkillers off the backs of toilets in the nice areas, too.

they'd just hide it better
See, that's a vice I can understand. When does huffing insecticide get fun?
 

fuchsdh

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Oct 25, 2017
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What the fuck?
Poor native americans on reservations have been getting a buzz off Febreeze when they're too poor for alcohol for decades. When you're at your lowest point things get real bad.
 
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but then you'd just have 2-3 nice places and 50 places where people go to short generic painkillers off the backs of toilets

and some people would still be snorting generic painkillers off the backs of toilets in the nice areas, too.

they'd just hide it better
If the whole state were just Fayetteville, I think we’d be ok.
 

Matthew77

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Oct 29, 2017
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One thing hasn’t changed in my life it’s somewhere somehow someone is huffing something. I remember when in some poorer places it was paint or glue in a brown paper bag.

Seen a friend huff gas and almost kill himself, seen idiots huffing Lysol and spray paint.

Just don’t get how wasp spray in anyway compares to meth.
 

Sulik2

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Oct 27, 2017
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dude

that shit will fuck you up

man people are stupid
Drug abuse is not a sign of stupidity, it's a sign of a myriad of other factors that lead someone to not giving a fuck about their health or future to snort wasp spray. West Virginia is a state full of poverty, start looking there.
 

Torpedo Vegas

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Oct 27, 2017
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Living in Kentucky I can tell you Appalachia is like a whole different world.

Maybe they are summoning the Mind Flayer?
 

Defiler76

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Jan 12, 2018
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The Wasp spray is used as an ingredient in making synthetic meth. They are not snorting or huffing the actual wasp spray itself.