West Virginia police report that some people used wasp control spray to achieve a methamphetamine-like dose.
At least three people were overdosed last week for using the insect repellent to make synthetic meth, the state police said Monday.
"After what we're told when you use it, you know, you can use it once or twice and be okay, but the third time your body meets this allergic reaction, it can kill you "Sgt. Charles Sutphin told WCHS:
" It's a cheap solution, and you do not know how the use of this solution will work overall, "added Sutphin's behavior and extreme swelling and redness of the hands and feet.
Shops in Boone County sold nearly 30 cans of wasp spray on Friday according to the point of sale.
Locals said widespread drug use in the region had prompted people to find new ways to get high.
"Drugs are so bad here. It is so open to people that they have to try new things all the time that we would not even think about, "said Diana Ferguson.
"We have great grandchildren and need to think about how they will grow up in, and what will be available to them, and what people will make them try … It's really scary," she added .