Entries in Snorting (2)


Florida Man Threatened to Snort Dead Woman Ashes

File photo. Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(POLK COUNTY, Fla.) -- A Florida man is under arrest after police say he stole a dead woman's ashes and said he was going to snort them.

Joseph Pointer, 51, of Lakeland, was arrested on Thursday by authorities in Polk County.  He was charged with grand theft after being accused of stealing Melissa Williamson's ashes.

According to the Lakeland Ledger, Williamson is the deceased sister of Angela Speakman, with whom Pointer lived briefly with this month.

Speakman's mother said Pointer drove past her home on Wednesday and shouted: "I've got your dead daughter's ashes and I'm going to snort them," the Ledger reported.

Williamson died in a car crash in 2008.

According to court documents, Pointer also has a long list of prior offenses, including domestic violence, dealing in stolen property and drug possession.

Records show Pointer was held on $1,000 bail on this latest charge.

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Teen Critical After Snorting Dog Meds, Smoking Marijuana

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- An 18-year-old Florida man was in critical condition Friday after he and six other young people reportedly snorted dog medication, inhaled butane, smoked marijuana, ate mushrooms and took over-the-counter cold medicine.

Officers responded early Thursday morning to a medical assistance call at an apartment in Ft. Myers, Fla., after a neighbor called 911.

"When we arrived it was obvious they were under the influence," said Lee County Sheriff's Office spokesperson John Sheehan.

The seven were rushed to the hospital early Thursday morning. The 18-year-old was the only to overdose on the concoction, according to police. The other six victims, including the 16-year-old who hosted the get-together, were treated before being released from the hospital.

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