Officials in Boone County, West Virginia, say that wasp spray is believed to have contributed to three overdoses in the county.
Police say that they believe the spray is being used as an alternative to meth for some people in the community. Sgt. Sutphin said the physical effects of the spray are erratic behavior and extreme swelling and redness of the hands and feet.
“From what we’re being told, if you use it, you know, you might use it one or twice and be fine, but the third time when your body hits that allergic reaction, it can kill you,” Sutphin said.
Officials add that they are working with West Virginia agencies to try and put the information out and to create treatment plans for those that use the spray.