Students Are Now Snorting Crushed Candy?

A trend among some students to crush certain candy and snort or inhale it — dubbed ‘Smoking Smarties’ — is causing concern among some drug educators. ‘It is not a narcotic of any sort. They are not getting high,’ said Carol Williams, project coordinator of the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition Project Safe Place Programs of Family Connection, Inc. ‘They are literally just inhaling sugar into their body.’ The students, often middle schoolers, crush candies such as Smarties or use already powdered candies such as Pixy Stix or powder drink packets such as KoolAid and snort them into their noses, Williams said. In some cases the students will crush a pack of candy and put the packet in their mouth and inhale and blow the fine granules out as if they were smoking. she said. ‘They think it’s funny,’ Williams said. But Williams, drug educators, and at least one candy company, aren’t laughing.” w/ photo

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Painkiller 10 Times Stronger Than Vicodin?

Drug companies are developing a painkiller ten times stronger than Vicodin which addiction experts fear could spark a wave of abuse. Four companies have begun patient testing on the pills which are the first to contain the addictive ingredient hydrocodone in a pure form. If approved, it would mark the first time patients could legally buy pure hydrocodone as existing products combine the drug with nonaddictive painkillers such as acetaminophen. The pharmaceutical firms claim the new drug will give doctors another tool to help patients manage pain. The companies also say patients will be more closely supervised. However addiction experts fear abusers will crush the pills into a fine powder and snort it to get high. Such practice is common with the painkiller oxycodone, currently the most-abused medicine in the U.S.” w/ photos

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Salt Shaker PRANK

“Manlove, from Twitch and the Z Rock morning show, gets the Salt Shaker prank played on him! We told him that if he leaned back and shook and imaginary salt shaker into his mouth he would taste the salt! Well, he did it, and the results were HILLARIOUS!”

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Lil’ Goat Walks Upright

“Precious is a special needs goat who was born with a very short neck and likes to walk upright so she can better see where she is going.” — poppypatchfarm

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Woman Dials 911 Because She Ate Too Much

A 45-year-old Florida woman who said she called 9-1-1 because she ‘ate too much food’ was arrested following an encounter at a hotel, according to a recently released affidavit. A St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy on Dec. 18 went to the Traveler’s Inn motel in Fort Pierce, Florida and saw a woman “jumping up and down and yelling in room #108.” A man walked out and said the woman was his girlfriend, Mary Ellen Lisee. He said Lisee wouldn’t stop talking and that he was leaving so he could sleep in peace. When Lisee, who appeared intoxicated and smelled of booze, came out of the room, she started yelling, “Are you surprised? Are you surprised?” Lisee said she called 9-1-1 but said there wasn’t a reason for a deputy to be there. Asked how authorities could help, Lisee started laughing, saying she called because she ‘ate too much.’ Queried again why she dialed 9-1-1, Lisee said, “Because I ate too much food.” w/ photo

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