INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Emergency responders in Indianapolis have been treating people who’ve
overdosed on drugs or substances laced with bug spray.
firefighter Scott Lebherz says some people searching for a greater high have
been spraying heavy-duty insect spray on marijuana, tobacco and even banana
leaves, and then smoking or ingesting it.
Lebherz tells The
Indianapolis Star users enter a 45-minute high that leaves them nearly
He says considering
what insect spray does to bugs, you’ve “got to think what it’s doing to your
brain, and your body and everything else.”
Center medical director Daniel Rusyniak says people abusing bug spray likely
already have deep addiction issues.