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Gracie Dean
07-19-2010, 01:47 PM
Unfortunately this story is true. Please read more information by going to http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/dustoff.asp It impacted a family in Sacramento .

Latest Drug in Middle School - 'Dusting'

First, I'm going to tell you a little about me and my family. My name is Jeff. I am a Police Officer for a city which is known nationwide for it's crime rate. We have a lot of gangs and drugs. At one point we were # 2 in the nation in homicides per capita. I also have a police K-9 named Thor. He was certified in drugs and general duty.. He retired at 3 years old because he was shot in the line of duty. He lives with us now and I still train with him because he likes it. I always liked the fact that there was no way to bring drugs into my house. Thor wouldn't allow it. He would tell on you. The reason I say this is so you understand that I know about drugs.

I have taught in schools about drugs. My wife asks all our kids at least once a week if they used any drugs.

I like building computers occasionally and started building a new one in February 2005. I also was working on some of my older computers. They were full of dust so on one of my trips to the computer store I bought a 3 pack of DUST OFF. Dust Off is a can of compressed air to blow dust off a computer. A few weeks later when I went to use one of them they were all used.. I talked to my kids and my two sons both said they had used them on their computer and messing around with them. I yelled at them for wasting the 10 dollars I paid for them.

On February 28 I went back to the computer store. They didn't have the 3 pack which I had bought on sale so I bought a single jumbo can of Dust Off. I went home and set it down beside my computer.

On March 1st, I left for work at 10 PM. Just beforemidnight my wife went down and kissed Kyle good-night. At 5:30 am the next morning Kathy went downstairs to wake Kyle up for school, before she left for work.. He was propped up in bed with his legs crossed and his head leaning over. She called to him a few times to get up. He didn't move. He would sometimes tease her like this and pretend he fell back asleep. He was never easy to get up. She went in and shook his arm. He fell over. He was pale white and had the straw from the Dust Off can coming out of his mouth.. He had the new can of Dust Off in his hands. Kyle was dead.

I am a police officer and I had never heard of this. My wife is a nurse and she had never heard of this. We later found out from the coroner, after the autopsy, that only the propellant from the can of Dust off was in his system. No other drugs.... Kyle had died between midnight and 1 AM.

I found out that using Dust Off is being done mostly by kids ages 9 through 15. They even have a name for it. It's called dusting. A take off from the Dust Off name. It gives them a slight high for about 10 seconds. It makes them dizzy. A boy who lives down the street from us showed Kyle how to do this about a month before.. Kyle showed his best friend... Told him it was cool and it couldn't hurt you. It's just compressed air. It can't hurt you. His best friend said so.

Kyle was wrong. It's not just compressed air . It also contains a propellant called R2. It's a refrigerant like what is used in your refrigerator. It is a heavy gas.. Heavier than air. When you inhale it, it fills your lungs and keeps the good air, with oxygen, out. That's why you feel dizzy, buzzed. It decreases the oxygen to your brain, to your heart. IT KILLS YOU.

The horrible part about this is there is no warning. There is no level that kills you. It's not cumulative or an overdose; it can just go randomly, terribly wrong. IT'S NOT AN OVERDOSE . You don't die later.. Or not feel good and say I've had too much.... You usually die as you're breathing it in. If not you die within 2 seconds of finishing 'the hit.' That 's why the straw was still in Kyle's mouth when he died. Why his eyes were still open. The experts want to call this huffing. The kids don't believe its huffing. And that's why its more accepted. There is no chemical reaction, no strong odor.. It doesn't follow the huffing signals. Kyle complained a few days before he died of his tongue hurting. It probably did. The propellant causes frostbite. If I had only known..

It's easy to say hey, it's my life and I'll do what I want .. But it isn't... Others are always affected. This has forever changed our family's life.. I have a hole in my heart and soul that can never be fixed. The pain is so immense I can't describe it.. There's nowhere to run from it. I cry all the time and I don't ever cry. I do what I'm supposed to do but I don't really care. My kids are messed up. One won't talk about it. The other will only sleep in our room at night. And my wife, I can't even describe how bad she is taking this. I thought we were safe because of Thor. I thought we were safe because we knew about t drugs and talked to our kids about them.

After Kyle died another story came out. A probation Officer went to the school system next to ours to speak with a student. While there he found a student using Dust Off in the bathroom. This student told him about another student who also had some in his locker. This is a rather affluent school system. They will tell you they don't have a drug problem there. They don't even have a dare or plus program there... So rather than tell everyone about this 'new' way of getting high they found, they hid it. The probation officer told the media after Kyle's death and they, the school, then admitted to it. I know that if they would have told the media and I had heard, it wouldn't have been in my house.

We need to get this out of our homes and school computer labs.. Using Dust Off isn't new and some 'professionals' do know about. It just isn't talked about much, except by the kids... They all seem to know about it. April 2 nd was 1 month since Kyle died.. April 5th would have been his 15th birthday. And every weekday I catch myself sitting on the living room couch at 2:30 in the afternoon and waiting to see him get off the bus.

phisherman
07-19-2010, 01:53 PM
just another inhalant story.

kids have been doing this for years.

Detoxing
07-19-2010, 01:54 PM
Yeah, that's been around for years, nothing new. When i use to take public transit to work a year or more ago i saw this guy in the trolley with a can of that shit. Sitting in front of him was some older drunk guy ready to "party". The drunk guy guy watched as the other weirdo took a shot of it. Drunk guy says, "oh man, you gotta let me try that!"

Drunk guy takes a hit. Falls right to fucking floor and wakes back up like 5 seconds later completely disoriented. Fucking idiots.

sedated
07-19-2010, 01:54 PM
cheesing is much better

KC native
07-19-2010, 01:54 PM
yea, inhalants. Aersols, paints, etc.

IIRC though most of the compressed air cans have added something to them that prevents the buzz effects so as to make them undesirable for inhalant abusers

BigCatDaddy
07-19-2010, 01:56 PM
I always used Whippets.

Detoxing
07-19-2010, 02:00 PM
When i was a teacher's assistant about 5 years ago for the court schools a lot of kids were using inhalents. It was a small school, so when one kid starts on something, they all pick it up.

I let this 14 y/r old girl go use the restroom. She was taking awhile so I went to go check on her. When she came out, she didn't realize she had permanent marker on her nose. I let the teacher know, teacher came out and checked her pockets. Sure enough, she had two black markers on her. This one wasn't very bright.

The sad part: The girl was black. Pretty cool girl actually. The teacher looked white, blue eyes, blonde hair, even though she was Spanish. We called her parents in to let them know what their daughter has been doing and that she was going to get expelled from the school for it.

The parents claimed that we were being racist and picking on her daughter and her daughter did nothing wrong. Made a huge scene about it and security had to escort them out.

OnTheWarpath58
07-19-2010, 02:03 PM
This isn't new, some form of it has been going on for decades. Maybe longer.

Now, huffing anal lube?

That would be new.

Detoxing
07-19-2010, 02:05 PM
This isn't new, some form of it has been going on for decades. Maybe longer.

Now, huffing anal lube?

That would be new.

Is that strawberry-kiwi I smell on your breath?

tooge
07-19-2010, 02:06 PM
When I'm at the mall I often walk in front of large groups of people and fart. I call it cropdusting. Sort of similar without instant death.

Gracie Dean
07-19-2010, 02:07 PM
I have heard of inhalents but not of the canned air.

sounds so dangerous

CoMoChief
07-19-2010, 02:11 PM
I use pot/bong.

Guess I'm just an old-timer

DMAC
07-19-2010, 02:12 PM
I took down a couple of air horns back in the early teen days.

waa waa waa waa waa waa waa

stupid.

Tytanium
07-19-2010, 02:13 PM
When i was a teacher's assistant about 5 years ago for the court schools a lot of kids were using inhalents. It was a small school, so when one kid starts on something, they all pick it up.

I let this 14 y/r old girl go use the restroom. She was taking awhile so I went to go check on her. When she came out, she didn't realize she had permanent marker on her nose. I let the teacher know, teacher came out and checked her pockets. Sure enough, she had two black markers on her. This one wasn't very bright.

The sad part: The girl was black. Pretty cool girl actually. The teacher looked white, blue eyes, blonde hair, even though she was Spanish. We called her parents in to let them know what their daughter has been doing and that she was going to get expelled from the school for it.

The parents claimed that we were being racist and picking on her daughter and her daughter did nothing wrong. Made a huge scene about it and security had to escort them out.

What the hell kind of school expels a student for huffing a magic marker?

FAX
07-19-2010, 02:15 PM
We used to spray Rust-Oleum in our faces. We called it Rusting. We had to quit because it's really easy to spot the users. If you see a kid with his eyelids glued shut and a blue or bright green head, that's a Ruster.

FAX

DMAC
07-19-2010, 02:15 PM
When i was a teacher's assistant about 5 years ago for the court schools a lot of kids were using inhalents. It was a small school, so when one kid starts on something, they all pick it up.

I let this 14 y/r old girl go use the restroom. She was taking awhile so I went to go check on her. When she came out, she didn't realize she had permanent marker on her nose. I let the teacher know, teacher came out and checked her pockets. Sure enough, she had two black markers on her. This one wasn't very bright.

The sad part: The girl was black. Pretty cool girl actually. The teacher looked white, blue eyes, blonde hair, even though she was Spanish. We called her parents in to let them know what their daughter has been doing and that she was going to get expelled from the school for it.

The parents claimed that we were being racist and picking on her daughter and her daughter did nothing wrong. Made a huge scene about it and security had to escort them out.

Funny, she probably got hooked from when THEY FUCKING MADE MAGIC MARKERS THAT SMELLED LIKE FRUIT.

FAX
07-19-2010, 02:16 PM
When I'm at the mall I often walk in front of large groups of people and fart. I call it cropdusting. Sort of similar without instant death.

ROFL

FAX

OnTheWarpath58
07-19-2010, 02:16 PM
We used to spray Rust-Oleum in our faces. We called it Rusting. We had to quit because it's really easy to spot the users. If you see a kid with his eyelids glued shut and a blue or bright green head, that's a Ruster.

FAX

No runs, no drips, no errors.

blaise
07-19-2010, 02:17 PM
I always used Whippets.

Yeah, that's what we called it when I was a kid. I worked at a restaurant and the whipped cream canisters would go flat because the dishwashers and busboys would suck the whippets out of them.

DMAC
07-19-2010, 02:18 PM
When I'm at the mall I often walk in front of large groups of people and fart. I call it cropdusting. Sort of similar without instant death.You need to beef up that diet, brother. Or should I say, you need to sausage it up.

Iowanian
07-19-2010, 02:21 PM
My dusting of preference is different.

I call it mall bombing. The best way to do this is eat at the food court, wait 30 minutes and then walk near the Abercrombie or a store that sells Ed Hardy products. You wait until a group of their target client approaches from 100', you walk just in front of the entrance and "crop dust", banking left to "look at something" that also gives you a view of the recoil of their necks as they hit the fog of doom.

BigRichard
07-19-2010, 02:22 PM
Maybe if they hadn't kept their kids from using pot this wouldn't have happened.

blaise
07-19-2010, 02:23 PM
When I would go to Grateful Dead concerts I would see it too. Dudes would set up a giant canister of some stuff and fill giant balloons with it, and charge like $5 a balloon. We called it nitrous. Then these people would walk around and give themselves brain damage inhaling the stuff. I once saw some dude take a huge hit from one and fall right on his face, not in a "haha, that guy fell" way either. Like fell flat without catching himself at all and smashed his face up.

RJ
07-19-2010, 02:25 PM
We used to spray Rust-Oleum in our faces. We called it Rusting. We had to quit because it's really easy to spot the users. If you see a kid with his eyelids glued shut and a blue or bright green head, that's a Ruster.

FAX


I had some friends as a teenager who liked to huff paint. For some reason the preferred brand and color was SparVar gold. I remember once one of them amusingly arguing that he hadn't been getting high, despite the gold ring around his face.

Kids inhale the darndest things.

DMAC
07-19-2010, 02:26 PM
When I would go to Grateful Dead concerts I would see it too. Dudes would set up a giant canister of some stuff and fill giant balloons with it, and charge like $5 a balloon. We called it nitrous. Then these people would walk around and give themselves brain damage inhaling the stuff. I once saw some dude take a huge hit from one and fall right on his face, not in a "haha, that guy fell" way either. Like fell flat without catching himself at all and smashed his face up.

Yeah dude, nitrous (whippets) will make you pass the fuck out for like 10 seconds... But, they give it to you at the dentist, so it must be safe.

Otter
07-19-2010, 02:28 PM
cheesing is much better

Then bathe with my daughter in the fountain of Varnov. Appease the gods by lathering her boobs with soapy suds!!!

HALT!!! The decision with be made at the Breastiary in Nippopolis!

Chocolate Hog
07-19-2010, 02:29 PM
Jank em is the best

CrazyPhuD
07-19-2010, 02:34 PM
I'd check with badgirl. If it involves drugs she probably knows about it.

notorious
07-19-2010, 02:36 PM
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Gracie Dean
07-19-2010, 02:38 PM
it really amazes me what people will do for a few seconds of "feel good" I just don't get it. To me, it seems the risk is WAY more dangerous than the high is good.

Detoxing
07-19-2010, 02:41 PM
What the hell kind of school expels a student for huffing a magic marker?

A Zero Tolerance Court school. We're not talking about a public school here.

DMAC
07-19-2010, 02:46 PM
it really amazes me what people will do for a few seconds of "feel good" I just don't get it. To me, it seems the risk is WAY more dangerous than the high is good.http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vY8I5HvOvk8/SWKMisvZwrI/AAAAAAAABDM/vrMvQ85VNY8/s400/NARC.gif

Gracie Dean
07-19-2010, 02:47 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vY8I5HvOvk8/SWKMisvZwrI/AAAAAAAABDM/vrMvQ85VNY8/s400/NARC.gif

no,



just not stupid...


but if I find my students are doing this you bet I will seek help

Hydrae
07-19-2010, 02:50 PM
Yeah, that's what we called it when I was a kid. I worked at a restaurant and the whipped cream canisters would go flat because the dishwashers and busboys would suck the whippets out of them.

I worked at an ice cream parlor in high school and some of my co-workers stole a case or whipped cream cans to take to school. The idiots had it in their locker hufffing away between classes, one can rolled out of the group right in front of a teacher. Teacher thought they were going to whip cream the school and they got suspended. I don't know if the admins ever knew what they were really doing.

Oh, this was in probably 1977. So yeah, this kind of thing is far from new.

DMAC
07-19-2010, 02:53 PM
no,



just not stupid...


but if I find my students are doing this you bet I will seek helphttp://www.i-mockery.com/game-features/hatefulchris/narc.gif

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-19-2010, 02:59 PM
Mmmm...Mercury!

tooge
07-19-2010, 03:08 PM
it really amazes me what people will do for a few seconds of "feel good" I just don't get it. To me, it seems the risk is WAY more dangerous than the high is good.

no kidding. I'll make dinner, do the dishes, rub her feet, damn near whatever it takes.

Pestilence
07-19-2010, 03:24 PM
Kyle complained a few days before he died of his tongue hurting. It probably did. The propellant causes frostbite. If I had only known..

Kyle is an idiot. If you hold it straight on and inhale.....it doesn't freeze anything. That's what happens when you tilt the can or hold it upside down.....like a douchebag.

mikeyis4dcats.
07-19-2010, 04:34 PM
What the hell kind of school expels a student for huffing a magic marker?
zero tolerance

NewChief
07-19-2010, 04:39 PM
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Yeah, I watched that Intervention. Probably one of the worst ones I've ever seen. That chick has actually gotten her shit together now, though. I can't imagine that her brain is quite what it once was.

notorious
07-19-2010, 05:06 PM
Yeah, I watched that Intervention. Probably one of the worst ones I've ever seen. That chick has actually gotten her shit together now, though. I can't imagine that her brain is quite what it once was.

It was pretty eye opening. I couldn't believe how much her addiction COMPLETELY ran her life.

KCSupersized
07-19-2010, 05:36 PM
As a young teenager my friends and I would steal the empty free-on cans from a air conditioner repair shop. Amazingly I survived a 10-15ft fall into a concrete culvert while doing it. Needless to say that was my last time trying an inhalant.

Reaper16
07-19-2010, 06:06 PM
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NewChief
07-19-2010, 06:31 PM
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Post #29.

I only say this because my first inclination was to post a video of this chick as well... then I saw that someone already had. It's a testament to how powerful that episode was that it left that kind of an imprint on anyone who watched it.

Reaper16
07-19-2010, 06:49 PM
Post #29.

I only say this because my first inclination was to post a video of this chick as well... then I saw that someone already had. It's a testament to how powerful that episode was that it left that kind of an imprint on anyone who watched it.
I watched the video in post 29 and then found one that wasn't eleven seconds long so that other people who hadn't seen it before could get the context.

The Pedestrian
07-19-2010, 07:36 PM
Yeah, that's why the add nausea-inducing agents to aerosal cans.

WV
07-19-2010, 07:44 PM
Some people do the dumbest crap to get high...I immediately thought about the guy on Cops with a gold face denying that he was huffing. Couldn't find that but this is good too besides the crappy music.

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KcMizzou
07-19-2010, 07:47 PM
Yeah, that's why the add nausea-inducing agents to aerosal cans.I've got a can of Endust "electronic duster" at my desk that says "Safety Bitterant Added : to discourage inhalant abuse".

Crap's expensive too. Never thought I'd pay 10 bucks for two cans of air. I've got a buddy who works on cars a lot. He uses the air compressor in his garage.

notorious
07-19-2010, 08:43 PM
I've got a can of Endust "electronic duster" at my desk that says "Safety Bitterant Added : to discourage inhalant abuse".

Crap's expensive too. Never thought I'd pay 10 bucks for two cans of air. I've got a buddy who works on cars a lot. He uses the air compressor in his garage.

Bad idea. Does he realize how much moisture is in a typical air compressor?

KcMizzou
07-19-2010, 08:47 PM
Bad idea. Does he realize how much moisture is in a typical air compressor?Probably not.

boogblaster
07-19-2010, 08:49 PM
oxygen only here

notorious
07-19-2010, 08:49 PM
Probably not.

No biggie if he drains it often, but I wouldn't be using it on circuit boards.

CosmicPal
07-19-2010, 09:39 PM
Some people do the dumbest crap to get high...I immediately thought about the guy on Cops with a gold face denying that he was huffing. Couldn't find that but this is good too besides the crappy music.

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No offense, but this is the sort of sh*t that shows precisely what is wrong with our criminal system. It is blatantly obvious this sap needs treatment. There's a series of mugshots that make it seem he was arrested several times a week/month. Are the cops just hanging out in front of his house or something? Or does he fall off his porch and wake the neighbors every night?

Hardware stores, paint stores, and Home Depots are his dealers. Get the guy into treatment instead of incarcerating his shiner ass every time he's caught huffing gold or silver paint.

But JFC dude...you'd think after being caught a few times, you'd move on to something else...uhhhmmm...maybe some MD 20/20 or something. Besides, you look utterly ridiculous with spray paint all over your face.

notorious
07-19-2010, 09:47 PM
Besides, you look utterly ridiculous with spray paint all over your face.

Did you notice that he color-coordinated his paint of choice with what he was wearing that day?


You gotta be stylish when inhaling toxic chemicals and fumes.

KCCHIEFS27
07-19-2010, 11:02 PM
Another big thing going around these days..taking a crap in a bag, letting it sit out in the sun and then inhaling it. Sounds amazing.

FAX
07-20-2010, 01:58 AM
Like many young people, I experimented quite a bit and, for a while, got into "Busting".

That's where you try to inhale nipples up your nose. People say it's wrong, but I say that it's no coincidence that God gave women two nipples and gave me two nostrils.

FAX

FAX
07-20-2010, 03:12 AM
Then there was that period when me and some friends of mine got heavily involved in Crusting and started smoking pie. A pie high is a hell of a thing ... especially when you're lucky enough to score some Mexican Banana Creme or maybe some Lebanese Lemon Meringue. I knew I had to quit, though, when I found myself sitting alone in the house one Friday night trying to light a Little Debbie cherry turnover with a butane blowtorch.

FAX

Lzen
07-20-2010, 07:48 AM
I watched the video in post 29 and then found one that wasn't eleven seconds long so that other people who hadn't seen it before could get the context.

Yeah, thanks. That was much more informative. I remember several years ago when I would buy a can of that stuff and the people at Walmart wanted to see my ID. I was like WTF?

Lzen
07-20-2010, 07:55 AM
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Sweet Daddy Hate
07-20-2010, 10:40 AM
Holy Fuck; people are stupid.