Wasping: Teens are using wasp killer to get high
There’s two things police are trying to make parents aware of: drugs and gangs. If you think this is the same old story, consider this twist: police want you to focus on wasping and social media.
WHAT IS WASPING?
First, let’s take a look at wasping. The term and trend are new, seeming to have originated in Ohio, when an inspector with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said people were using insect killer to get high.
“It is used by crystallizing wasp killer and combining it with meth,” Summit Sheriff’s Inspector Bill Holland told Ohio radio station WHBC.
So far, three people were hospitalized after ingesting the dangerous mix. And across the county, chemists, first responders and law enforcement are worried that since the trend has hit the internet, more people will try it.
Which, is why we’re here to remind people what wasp killer is intended for: it stuns and kills insects. Imagine what it can do to a human. Side effects of ingesting insect killer alone include seizures, possible paralysis, and in extreme cases, death.
And it’s important to note, there’s no antidote for ingesting insect killer.
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