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Two arrested after allegedly ‘huffing’ aerosol can

Updated February 13, 2020 - 2:59 pm

A male passenger and female driver were arrested after Nye County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received several reports of both slumped over inside a vehicle along the 600 block of San Lorenzo Street in late January.

Upon arrival, deputies found the pair as reported and managed to rouse them from their mid-afternoon slumber, according to an arrest summary from the sheriff’s office.

After getting consent from the driver to search the vehicle, deputies located an aerosol can commonly used to dust off computer keyboards and other forms of electronics.

The compound is also used to induce euphoric effects when inhaled, or “huffed,” which is in violation of Nevada Revised Statutes.

The male, according to the sheriff’s office arrest summary, was also arrested on suspicion of violating probation.

A Live PD film crew at the scene also documented the arrest.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

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